The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has explained how Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar insulted the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
According to him, it was an insult for Atiku Abubakar to send emissaries to the Rivers State governor instead of reaching out to the latter personally.
Speaking during an interview with AriseNews television on Wednesday, he Abuja, said: “It’s an insult for Atiku Abubakar to send people to a powerful mobiliser like Wike.
“Atiku offended Wike. It is an insult for Atiku to send people to call Wike. Atiku and the leadership of the party at all levels must visit him, Wike is a strong pillar in PDP.”
He added that when it comes to mobilisation, reaching out, and galvanizing people, Wike was a very strong factor
“Why can’t Atiku visit Wike personally? I am confused about what’s going on…I have resorted to fasting and prayers for God to direct me on my next move.
“Where were these people when the party was going down? Wike brought the party back to life. No person has contributed more than Wike in positioning the party,” he added.
Ortom said he expected Atiku to reach out to Wike and some members of his campaign committee, including himself, who voted overwhelmingly for Wike, to be his running mate.
“Wike has the right for vacation, particularly after all what happened at the presidential primaries and choice of running mate.
“If you have not seen me in Turkey, I am praying; Lord God where are we going, where do we go as a party from here?.
“I told you I am fasting and praying to know if God directs me to support Atiku.
“Wike is my very good friend and friend to the Benue people and Wike brought me back to the PDP,” Ortom stated.