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2023 Presidency: Ortom believes the South will produce Nigeria’s next leader


Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom stated on Saturday that it was appropriate for the South to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.

Speaking at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium during the PDP state campaign’s kickoff in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State, Ortom claimed to be the first governor from the North to support a southern president.

He claimed that justice and fairness were served by doing this.

One of the PDP’s five disgruntled governors, Ortom, demanded that Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, resign.

“Nigerians expect that the next president to come from the south after eight years of President Buhari, regardless of political affiliation, because that is the correct thing to do. We must make sure that everyone works together because we are Nigerians.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, according to the governor of Benue, was the ideal candidate to succeed Buhari, but “enemies of progress” made sure he lost the party’s presidential primary in May.

“Your son from Rivers State contested and it was claimed that he lost, but someone of us believed that he was the perfect person to unify, bring us together, and ensure justice, fairness, and equity for Nigerians,” Ortom said in front of a sizable gathering of PDP supporters in Rivers.

“I want the people of Rivers State to cooperate with our governor, Governor Nyesom Wike, and at the end of the day, just like the G5, we will decide what we are going to do because Nigeria is currently in disarray and it is only when we do our best that can help us out of our challenges – security, economy, social life – and help us retain our image.

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