Addressing journalists in Makurdi on Tuesday after a meeting with caucus PDP members from the North West senatorial district known as Zone B, Ortom said nothing would make him abandon the Rivers State Governor.
The governor declared that he had just returned from London with Wike in the morning of Tuesday and that they remain friends, “And I still maintain my stand on what I said. I haven’t left. I still sympathise with Wike about the injustice meted out to him.
“Politics is about interest and where your interest is not protected, you have a right to protest, and I think that is what is happening. The party leadership has not been fair to Governor Wike based on activities that took place during and after the convention. We have not been able to adequately deploy the internal conflict mechanism to resolve those issues, and this is all I have been saying.
“I sympathise with him and continue to believe that the party’s national leadership should do the same. In politics, nothing can be late, no matter how difficult it may seem, if everybody brings themselves down to the level of others who are aggrieved.
“And to say that some of us are happy with the injustices that have been meted is not true. We remain committed to the PDP; I feel that the right thing should be done to put us together.”