Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party leadership is not sincere with the rumoured reconciliation of the PDP with the five aggrieved governors that were elected on the platform of the party.

Governor Ortom is one of the five governors codenamed G5 governors that withdrew their support for the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar in the ongoing presidential campaigns.

“No efforts by the leadership of our party have been able to address the issues that we are raising,” Ortom said, adding that the leadership has not been able to adopt methods that will pacify and placate the G5. This is not right. So, on the G5, “that is where we are,” Ortom said.

The G5 governors are Samuel Ortom of Benue State; Nyesom Wike of Rivers State; Ikeazu Ikpeazu of Abia; Seyi Makinde of Oyo, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

Among other things, the governors and their supporters are demanding the removal of Iyorchia Ayu as chairman of the opposition PDP. They had impressed it on Atiku to remove Ayu for them to support his candidature.

Speaking with journalists today, governor Ortom said the Ayu-led party leadership should be blamed for failing to reconcile the warring factions, adding that the party leadership was not taking the right step to address their demands.

The Benue State governor said his team is committed to issues of integrity, issues of fairness, equity, and justice.

“…when you treat people like they call us that ‘they are children’. I mean, a man of 62, how is he a child? A man at 50, how is he a child? But none of us are less than 40 years. We are leaders in our own right. Our people elected us. You can’t just sit in Abuja and make this kind of a thing,” he stated.