The Peoples Democratic Party in Benue State, Monday, flagged off its campaigns for the 2023 general elections in the state.
Benue State governor and leader of the party in the state, Samuel Ortom, led his colleagues, Governors Nyesom Wike, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu and Seyi Makinde of Rivers, Enugu, Abia and Oyo states respectively – to kick off the campaign for the election.
In his brief remarks at the ceremony, which drew a mammoth crowd of supporters at the IBB Square, Makurdi, Governor Ortom reaffirmed that the PDP is poised to win all its elections in the state.
He said, “PDP looks good here in Benue State. We have no problem. By the grace of God, we shall win our elections. We have been winning, we will win and we shall win again.”
He expressed appreciation to his governor colleagues for the support and solidarity they have shown to Benue State, stating that he would also reciprocate the support given to the state.
Governor Wike, in his goodwill message, said, “We came here to support Governor Ortom, a man whom you can sleep with your two eyes closed. Your governor is a man who believes in his people. Your governor is a man who can die for his people. Your governor is a man who will never change for whatever it takes because he believes first that Benue must survive.
“And that is why all of us, we have left everything we are doing in our states to come and give you support, to tell you that anything Ortom tells you to do, do it. It will be in the interest of Benue State.
“We came here and we have seen it. We went to commission five projects today. Look, this man is a gift to the people of Benue State.”
Governor Wike dismissed insinuations of problems in the PDP insisting that, “I don’t know of any problem. If there was a problem, we wouldn’t have come here. We have said support your people to win the election and I want to thank you for receiving us and we believe that God in his infinite mercy will help the people of Benue State to by returning PDP to power.”
Governor Ugwuanyi stated that, “I am here to support my friend, my brother, the performing governor of Benue State, God’s own gift to Benue people, Governor Samuel Ortom and all our candidates.”
The high point of the event was the handing over of PDP flags to the governorship candidate of the party, Engr Titus Uba, and his deputy, Sir John Ngbede, and the three senatorial candidates, namely, Governor Ortom, Senator Suswam and Abba Moro by the acting state chairman of the party, Chief Isaac Mffo.
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