I will stand by Wike – Ortom

Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue state, has disclosed that he would not abandon his Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike because he can be trusted and depended upon. The governor made the revelation on Sunday, November 6, when he hosted a banquet to honour 4 other Governors in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
Ortom maintained that Wike had donated a large amount of cash to Benue state during its trying time, and he would not leave him now.
The governors included Okezie Ikpeazu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Seyi Makinde and Nyesom Wike.
This was revealed in a statement by Nathaniel Ikyur, Ortom’s chief press secretary in a statement on Monday, November 7.
Ortom disclosed that when he was about to be assassinated by unknown gunmen, Wike was the first person to condemn it, adding that if he was killed, they killed Nigeria, adding that Wike convinced and influenced Gov. Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom, and he donated N200 million to Benue State.
He further added that when two markets in the state caught fire, Wike also donated N300 million for each of the markets.
The statement read: “I will stand with him and I remain with him because I am not a betrayer.”
Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, is faced with another threat ahead of the 2023 presidential election as Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi State, has threatened to leave his campaign train over an alleged intelligence report that Atiku is not supporting Bala’s second term bid in Bauchi.
The aggrieved governor is also pained that he was the only presidential aspirant Atiku did not visit after the primary for reconciliation.

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