The duo who hail from Benue North West senatorial district have had a disagreement shortly after the social gathering presidential major election that produced Abubakar Atiku as the social gathering’s normal bearer towards Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who was the selection of some governors together with Ortom.
Since then, Wike alongside his counterparts in Benue, Oyo, Abia and Enugu has repeatedly known as for the resignation of Senator Iyorchia Ayu as the social gathering chairman as the solely panacea to restore peace to the predominant opposition social gathering.
The Ayu/Ortom feud which has cut up the social gathering in Benue State is threatening the senatorial ambition of the governor with Ayu kinsmen in the Jemgbah axis accusing the governor of teaming up with others to pull down their son from his exalted workplace.
Addressing the crowd that welcomed him residence in Gboko on Friday, Senator Ayu who spoke in the Tiv dialect informed his those who he had the power to stop any candidate underneath the social gathering, notably in the state to avenge all the assaults on him.
But he added that as a father of all and in his quest to keep away from a crack in the social gathering, he has determined to stay silent.
He mentioned, “I have been silent over all the issues you might be listening to towards me as a result of I don’t need any crack in the social gathering I belong in my state, I have the powers to say you and you’ll not go wherever as a result of I will insist that I should signal earlier than you go wherever.
“But I have signed for all candidates produced by the PDP to go forward of their desires, whether or not I prefer it or not I signed.
“So I was doing that believing that I can not shoot myself in the leg. I need Benue to come first by successful all elections in order that Nigerians will say that the nationwide chairman has delivered his state to PDP with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar successful 90 per cent of the votes and Titus Uba as governor in 2023.
While admonishing his folks not to be afraid of what some politicians are saying, Ayu mentioned,
“Nothing ought to fear you, my folks. Since I began politics greater than 30 years in the past, you have by no means rejected me, you might be at all times supporting me. They say a prophet has no respect in his residence, however my case is totally different I am overwhelmed by this nice present of affection.
“The PDP is one and never divided. I am making an attempt my finest not to disappoint the Benue folks and Nigerians normally, so for those who hear that they need to chase Ayu out as nationwide chairman, don’t be fearful; no one goes to sack me as nationwide chairman of our social gathering. I will go away the seat on a day that God permits.
“It is God that enthrones management, He makes use of folks to enthrone an individual over others and protects that particular person. I need to guarantee you that every one as of late, God has been defending me even when I went on sick go away overseas, God remains to be defending me.
“The Tiv folks have suffered a lot on this nation. We are but to get our share of the nationwide cake, so my cost to you will not be to relent in prayers in order that this time round come 2023, God will give us a president who will work carefully with the Governor of our state to wipe out our tears.
“During senator J S Tarka’s period, God gave us a Fulani man, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, did he battle the Tiv nation? Did he kill our folks? He appointed 5 ministers from Benue State and speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Chaha, Paul Unongo (Minister of metal), Isaac Shaahu (Minister of Communications), Mrs Elizabeth Ivase (Education Minister) and Audu Ogbeh and so on.
“Another Fulani man, Yar Adua appointed a Tiv man, Michael Kaase Aondoakaa, his Minister of Justice.
“Today, the normal bearer of PDP, Atiku Abubakar, who will not be solely a chieftaincy title holder of the Tiv folks as the Zege Mule U Tiv, he’s my buddy, he informed me his plans for the Tiv nation. That he’ll wipe away the tears of our folks.
“So no one ought to attempt to convey any troubles to you. I am telling you as we speak, PDP is one social gathering, a celebration that has divisions and doesn’t win elections. No matter the power of any social gathering, if it doesn’t have unity, it is going to lose elections.
He known as on the folks of the state to vote massively for the social gathering to have the option to win in all the elections.
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