Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dismissed rumours that Governor Samuel Ortom would be going back to his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking on Tuesday December 8 while commissioning road projects completed by Governor Samuel Ortom’s administration in Makurdi and Guma Local Government Areas respectively, Wike stated that the Benue governor will remain in PDP.
“One of the reasons I came today is to dispel the rumours that Ortom is going back. We will continue to stand together though we might be denied what is due us and intimidated but it will come to an end.
“Today in this country, there is total insecurity, and people are saying Governor Ortom is going back to a party where he nearly died. No man digs his own grave. God brought him out of the wilderness and some people are saying that he is coming back. Coming back to where?”
Wike also commended Ortom for remaining strong in spite of the challenges he has faced.
“That is why we share similarities whether anybody likes it or not. We must fight against injustice in this country.
“Ortom is not one of the Governors who shy away from the truth. Whether you like it or not you will die the day God says you will die. If you don’t say the truth you will die if you say the truth you will die. So it is better to say the truth and die.
“Governor Ortom stood firm when his people were being killed. The major objective of governance is the protection of lives and property.
“If you cannot protect the lives and property of your people, your governance is zero. Because if you provide infrastructure there must be humans to use it.”