Despite Election Loss, I’m Proud Of Fighting For Power Rotation – Ortom

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The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom says he is proud of associating with Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, to fight against “injustice in power rotation”.

Despite Election Loss, I'm Proud Of Fighting For Power Rotation - Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom

Ortom, who is a member of the G5 group of five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors including Wike, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, made the comment during the commissioning of Government Secondary School, Kpor in Gokana LGA, Rivers state on Tuesday.

The G5 governors became estranged from the PDP leadership after the party’s presidential ticket was won by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

The governors refused to support Abubakar’s bid for the presidency, claiming that his election goes against the agreement to zone the presidency to the south. They also demanded the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu as the national chairperson of the PDP.

Among the G5 governors, Makinde won reelection as governor while three others – Ortom, Ikpeazu, and Ugwuanyi – failed in their bids to secure senatorial seats.

Speaking while commissioning a Government Secondary School, Kpor in Gokana LGA, Rivers state, Ortorm said regardless of his loss at the election, he is not a defeated person.

The governor added that he is not deterred from advocating for equity, justice, and fairness.

“The Bible says you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. And until we get to that level of saying the truth, and standing by the truth, we cannot get anywhere. I could be a victim of fighting for justice, equity, and fairness but that does not deter me and I am not standing here as a defeated person,“ he said.

“I stand tall and I give glory to the Almighty God because the Bible says that many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord God will deliver him from all things worketh together for good for those that love God and are called according to His purpose.

“I am not defeated and I stand tall and I am proud of associating with Governor Nyesome Wike and many others who have chosen to stand by the truth and to ensure equity, fairness, and justice for this country.”

“We have everything we need in Nigeria, what is lacking is equity, fairness, and justice and I am very proud that right from the beginning, I stood firm and said after eight years of Presidency in the North, another eight years should go to the South and I am happy that today this is where we are.”

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