We are working to bring G-5 on board before elections — Tambuwal
Our correspondent reports that the G-5 governors comprising Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Samuel Ortom (Benue) are waging a war against the party and insisting that its National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, must resign…….Continue Reading
Tambuwal, who spoke to newsmen in Makurdi, Benue State, said he visited Gov Ortom to find ways of resolving all grievances before the coming general elections.
He said, “We have had time to converse and engage in what is happening in our party. He is a leader in this party when you look at his political trajectory, history and where he is today. He holds a very important position in the affairs of our party.
“I said this about three months ago that internal party wrangling is normal, and what we have been having is not a war of attrition but political disagreement. We, even in our families, have reasons to disagree, agree and some other times when you have such disagreement and you come back together, you bond and wax stronger.
“So, it’s work in progress and we have met several times. We are working to bring everybody together to work for this party. That is the mission of my being here in Makurdi.
On his part, Ortom said, “I have told him he is welcomed. We are together, we are members of the PDP. But I have said that the leadership of this party has failed to take advantage of the challenges of the party and make it stronger.
“So, I commend him for taking this step to visit me. And we have discussed my opinion on how I think this matter can be resolved.”