Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State,has stated that the national leadership of Peoples Democratic Party had not used its internal mechanisms to address the crisis engulfing the party.
He claimed that the party would be in grave peril if Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, and his team were ignored.
Ortom made this statement at the party stakeholder meeting held in Makurdi’s new banquet hall of government house.
The governor asked that the party’s national leadership redress the injustices done to Wike and other party members. The party might be doomed, according to Ortom, if it tries to ignore the governor of Rivers State or any other member of the team.
“If you dismiss us and say you do not need us, I believe that will be dangerous. I want the party to address the injustices so that as we move into the elections, we will work together and we will have no crisis.”
He added, “There is injustice that has been meted to my friend Wike, because he stood for the party and supported it to the end.
“The leadership of the party should do the needful to resolve the problem and not to shove people around as though they are not relevant. Everyone is relevant and one vote can make one fail at the elections.
“The leadership at the national level should do more. Politics is interest and what is the interest if not our state and our people. What do I tell my people in Benue?”
He further said, “National PDP failed to use its internal mechanism to resolve crisis rocking the party.”