Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, of failing to honour the democratic choice in the selection of his running mate.
Ortom also noted the failure of Atiku to reach out to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and some other aggrieved members of the party after picking Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his vice-presidential candidate.
Ortom spoke in an interview on a National Television as Ex-Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, demanded southern presidency.
But loyalists of Okowa and Wike disagreed over Ortom’s statement on how Atiku picked his running mate.
Okowa’s aides and loyalists, who spoke in separate interviews with newsmen, said the party had gone beyond the blame game and was focused on winning the 2023 elections.
Wike’s loyalists, in their reactions, in an interview with newsmen however backed Ortom and faulted the process that led to the choice of Okowa.