Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has hailed former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for emerging the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate for the 2019 election.
Ortom in a statement signed on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said Atiku deserved the victory.
He described him as an experienced administrator, tested politician and Nigerian who understands the problems facing the country and has the capacity to fix the challenges.
Ortom said that the credible conduct of the presidential primary election was confirmation that the PDP is a party that truly practises transparency and internal democracy which gives the people the freedom to choose those to lead them.
He further 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.
The statement read in part: “The governor expressed optimism 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 he said that the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s administration has apparently failed to handle.
“Atiku is an experienced administrator, tested politician and Nigerian who understands the problems facing the country and has the capacity to fix the challenges.”