The Governor stated this on Sunday when he received former President of the Senate and a PDP presidential aspirant, Senator Bukola Saraki who was in the state to canvass support from delegates ahead of the party’s presidential primaries.
Governor Ortom commended Saraki for the peaceful manner he has been going about his campaign and urged him to maintain a harmonious working relationship with other presidential aspirants.
The Governor acknowledged how the former President of the Senate always identified with the state in its trying moments, saying he has distinguished himself as a true friend of the state.
Earlier, Senator Saraki recalled that the history of his presidential ambition will be traced to Benue State, saying his declaration journey began in Makurdi the state capital.
He said Nigeria needs a courageous leader that can deal with issues, stressing that he will be firm in tackling insecurity and will address the injustices meted out to citizens by the current APC administration.
Saraki maintained that Nigeria is at a defining moment in its history and needed a president that could unite the country, stressing that “Without unity, there cannot be progress.”
While lamenting the insecurity that has engulfed the nation, he pointed out that the next president must be bold and courageous to put an end to it.
The State Chairman of PDP, Sir John Ngbede who spoke on behalf of the delegates prayed God to grant Senator Saraki success in his aspiration.