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FORMER Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants in Benue state have declared their support for the reelection of Governor Samuel Ortom in the coming general elections.

The aspirants who also donated their campaign structures to the governor equally threw their weight behind the PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and all of the party’s candidates in state.

Speaking to newsmen in Makurdi yesterday, the runner up at the party gubernatorial primary election, Mr. John Tondu said “I am a loyal party man so despite losing in the primaries I am still a PDP member and to buttress that, I have donated my campaign building and structures to Governor Ortom and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

In same vein, Dr. Tivlumun Nyitse who also donated his campaign structures to the governor and the PDP urged Benue people to rally round the party and deliver all the candidates of the PDP in the coming elections.

“We are all solidly behind our Governor and the PDP and we will work hard to ensure the success of the party in the elections,” Dr. Nyitse said

On his part, former Speaker of the State Assembly, Dave Iorhemba who also declared support for a Governor Ortom and all PDP candidates in the election said he was convinced that the future and interest of the state would be better protected under a PDP government.

His words: “Benue is PDP and we owe it a responsibility to ensure that Governor Ortom, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and all PDP candidates emerge victorious in all the elections.”

Other aspirants who also declared support for Governor Ortom and the PDP were Prof. David Ker, and Prof. Tor Iyorapuu.

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