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I’m yet to receive God’s approval to support Atiku – PDP Governor

I’m yet to receive God’s approval to support Atiku – PDP Governor

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that God is yet to instruct him to support the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar.

The governor, who made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, said he has been fasting and praying, but God was yet to give him the go-ahead to support the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 election.

He said though Atiku defeated the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, to emerge as the PDP standard-bearer for next year’s election, it was the Rivers governor who stood for the party and made sure that things worked, saying in view of this, he will support Atiku’s presidential bid only if God directs him to do so.

“All of us have our weapon; Wike can be ‘something something’ but when it comes to mobilisation, impact, value addition and reaching out to make sure that the party works the man is an instrument. He’s somebody who stood for the party and made sure that things worked. Some of us believed in him, but unfortunately, it was somebody else. But the party is supreme,” he said.

“However, some of us have resorted to prayers. I have been in hibernation. We’ve resorted to prayer: ‘Lord God, where do we go from here.’ I believe as a Christian that power belongs to God. The Bible says a man can receive nothing except it is given to him from above.

“I am praying. I have gone into hibernation. I am fasting and praying. So in the end, if God directs me that I should support Atiku, why should I not do it? After all, he’s my party member. But I am waiting for him to do more. I expect him to reach out to Wike, who came second in the presidential primary. The man he denied the popular view of the PDP members — 14 out of 17 — who said Wike should be the vice-presidential candidate. I expect more explanation. I expect him to talk to Wike — whom we are supporting — first. I expect him to reach out to some of us so that together we can work as a party, ” the governor added.

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