I won’t impose my preferred presidential candidate to PDP members – Gov Ortom

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I won’t impose my preferred presidential candidate to PDP members – Gov Ortom

Benue’s governor, Samuel Ortom, has stated that he will not force his preferred presidential candidate on PDP supporters in the state.

Additionally, Ortom refuted any claims that he had endorsed the opposition party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.

He reportedly spoke out in favor of Abubakar’s presidential campaign on Monday during a meeting with PDP members.

But reacting through Terver Akase, his adviser on media and publicity, Ortom described the report as “false and mischievous”, adding that the report was authored for “selfish purposes”.

“We read a fictitious online report which claimed that the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and his colleagues in the G5 have resolved to work for the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to win the 2023 election,” the statement reads.

“The report is not only false but also mischievous as it is targeted at embarrassing the five governors who have chosen the path of justice, fairness, and equity. Manufacturers of the said report were apparently on a desperate mission to score a cheap political point.

“The report could not mention the place and date of the said meeting of G5 Governors. The writers only sought to take advantage of the crisis within the PDP for their selfish purposes. Governor Ortom and other members of the G5 have not endorsed the said presidential candidate.”

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