Benue Province Governor, Samuel Ortom, has described the performance of the Peoples Democratic Political party, PDP in the Nov 6, 2021 Governorship Election in Anambra Province as a good omen for the political party ahead of the 2023 full general elections.
Governor Ortom, who spoke with journalists quarta-feira, Nov 10th, 2021 at the Makurdi Airport, said he had already congratulated the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA and Governor-elect, Prof. Charles Soludo on his victory at the polls.
The Governor stated that the brilliant performance of the PDP in the Anambra election is an indication that the political party will harness from the experience and program to do superior in 2023.
He explained farther that, given the peaceful conduct of the latterly concluded PDP 2021 elective National Conference, it was a pointer that the political party has been rebranded, re-engineered and is restrategising to takeover leadership at the national level come up 2023.
Governor Ortom called on old and intending members of the PDP to revalidate their membership of the political party and also register new members, using it’s online portal.
He stressed that the programme will presently be flagged off in Benue Province when the national Secretariat gives approbation.
Asked to react to the adoption of direct primaries passed by the National Assembly, Governor Ortom famous that as a individual, he does not back up direct primaries but he’s ready to key in when it becomes a law.
He expressed optimism that the PDP will nowadays grassroots based candidates at all elections to ensure victory for the political party.
On the garnishee say placed on the accounts of the Province authorities by an Abuja Federal High Tribunal, Governor Ortom lamented that, though the say was vacated for 14 days, some other Say from an FCT High Tribunal had frozen the accounts of the province and was still in strength but expressed hope that it will also be vacated when the matter comes upward next Fri.
Governor Ortom lamented the high debt profile of the province from successive administrations and the difficulty in payment of salaries and arrears, saying that his administration will work closely with the new direction of the Board of Internal Revenue Service, BIRS to improve on the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR to manage the province.
On the 21 daytime ultimatum issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC to the province authorities to clear arrears of salaries, the Governor said his administration has been obvious with the direction of resources and is open for checks for all to regard.
He expressed optimism that the matter will be resolved when he meets with the union leaders to discuss the challenge.
Governor Ortom, who also spoke on alleged seizure of solid ground from a community in Otukpo by armed forces authorities, said he is not aware of the evolution but will inquire to know, adding nevertheless nonetheless that whether there was such issue, the community could study to their representatives for essential activeness.
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