The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has congratulated the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, for emerging as the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.
Governor Ortom said the credible conduct of the presidential primary election was a confirmation that the PDP is a party that truly practises transparency and internal democracy which gives the people the freedom to choose a leader.
He described Atiku as an experienced administrator, tested politician and a Nigerian who understands the problems facing the country and has the capacity to fix the challenges.
Governor Ortom expressed confidence in the ability of the PDP Presidential candidate, who is a title holder in Benue State – (Zege Mule u Tiv), to provide credible leadership for the country, if given the mandate.
He is optimistic that Nigerians will vote for the rebranded and refocused PDP in next year’s elections to address the plethora of challenges confronting the country, and turn around the economy and security situation which the All Progressives Congress (APC), administration has apparently failed to handle.