Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has been officially handed the structure of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state ahead of the 2019 general election.
Ortom had recently dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) following alleged internal crisis in the state. Consequently, he returned to his former party, the PDP, which he left for APC where he contested and emerged Benue State governor in 2015.
The PDP during its stakeholders’ caucus meeting in Makurdi, the state capital on Monday, decided to hand the party structure to the governor, who is seeking re-election under its platform.
Announcing at the meeting that Ortom is now the leader of the party in the state, PDP chairman, Benue chapter, John Ngbede said, “There is no more Ortom PDP, there is no more David Mark PDP, there is no more Gemade PDP, there is no more Suswam PDP, there is no more Iyorchia Ayu PDP… PDP is now one under the leadership of the executive Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom.
At the meeting were heavyweight PDP politicians from the state which included the immediate past Senate President, David Mark; former governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam; Barnabas Gemade among others.
The Special Adviser to the Governor of Media and ICT, Tahav Argezua, who also confirmed the event to newsmen said, “PDP leaders handover the party structure to Governor Ortom and make him official leader as they mandate him to restructure to accommodate all interests.”
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