The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu has appealed to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to join the party’s campaign train.
Ayu made this appeal in Benue state during the campaign rally of the PDP presidential candidate in the state.
Ayu said Ortom joining PDP would guarantee the party’s victory during the presidential election.
Speaking at the PDP presidential campaign rally in Benue State, Ayu said: “I am appealing to my younger brother, Gov. Ortom to come back and join us so that we will fight to rescue Nigeria.
Recall that Ortom has been aggrieved with the party’s leadership since the PDP presidential primaries in 2022.
He is part of a group known as the Integrity Group, agitating for fairness, equity and justice.
Ortom is part of the G-5 governors who have distanced themselves from the camp of the party’s presidential candidate.
The Integrity Group, led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, have been agitating for a change of the PDP National Chairman.
They stressed that a Southerner should occupy the position of the National Chairman because the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, hails from the North.
Up till now the G-5 governors have not endorsed any presidential candidate few weeks to the general elections in the country.