By THOMAS AKASE, Makurdi –
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has again expressed optimism that Nigerians would prefer to vote-in a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the country’s next president in 2023.
The Governor spoke on Thursday when he received the Governor of Akwa Ibom State and PDP Presidential aspirant, Emmanuel Udom who paid him a courtesy visit at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.
According to Governor Ortom, the quality of presidential aspirants on the PDP platform were all experienced and capable of rescuing the nation from the maladministration of the APC whom he noted, had taken Nigeria from top to bottom.
He expressed confidence in the capacity of Governor Udom to lead Nigeria to greatness if given the mandate, stressing that the country was in a mess and needed to be rescued.
The Governor appreciated Governor Udom for standing with Benue State in its trying moments, particularly the previous support given to the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in the State as a result of herdsmen attacks.
While praying for the success of Udom’s aspiration, Governor Ortom encouraged him to trust God who is the only one that gives leadership.
Earlier, the PDP presidential aspirant, Governor Udom said his bid is to proffer solutions to the multiple challenges which have impeded the country’s development.
He declared that his presidential ambition was not a do or die affair, saying “If God choses me, I will do my best to restore the dignity and prosperity of the country” and
pledged to support whoever emerges.
He described Governor Ortom as an “elder brother” who has provided leadership direction for the PDP family in the country, adding that it was the reason he considered it appropriate to visit and solicit his support and that of Benue people.
Those on the visit of the presidential aspirant included the Chairman of his Campaign Council, Senator Gabriel Suswam as well as the Director General of the Campaign Organisation, Col Habibu Shuaibu, rtd and other members of his campaign team.