Governor Samuel Ortom, a member of the G5 of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the south ought to produce Nigeria’s next president.
Speaking at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Rivers State during the flag-off of the PDP state-level campaign, Ortom said this should be the situation in the interest of fairness and justice.
He said he is the first governor from the North to back the Southern Presidency.
“Nigerians, for the sake of equity, fairness, and justice, expect that after eight years of President Buhari, the next President should go to the south irrespective of political affiliation and that is the right thing to do. We are Nigerians and we must ensure that all of us work together.”
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“Your son from Rivers State contested and it was said that he lost but someone of us believed that he was the right person to unite, bring us together and ensure justice, fairness, and equity for Nigerians.
“I want Rivers State people to work 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 today is in turmoil and it is only when we do the best that can help us out of our challenges – security, economy, social life – and help us retain our image,” he stated.
The G-5 and their allies pulled out of the campaign of PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and gave the resignation of Senator Iyioricha Ayu as National Chairman of PDP as condition for peace to reign.