The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, tasked the newly-inaugurated Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state to remain neutral in handling intra-party aspirations as 2023 approaches.
Ortom gave the charge at the New Banquet Hall of Benue Peoples House in Makurdi, the state capital when the new PDP EXCO paid him a visit shortly after their inauguration.
The governor urged the party officials not to take sides but provide a level playing ground for all those seeking elective positions on its platform.
He stressed that dialogue and the interest of PDP should be allowed to prevail at all times.
The governor pledged continued support, fairness, justice and equity in the conduct of party affairs, stressing that the actions of PDP faithful should be geared towards uniting the party to make it stronger.
Ortom also congratulated the new PDP executive members on their inauguration and charged them to be diligent and hardworking as they work to deliver the PDP again in 2023.
Speaking, the State Chairman of the PDP, Sir John Ngbede, stated that the visit was to appreciate the Governor for his support which led to their reelection.
He said they felt honoured by the support and pledged unflinching loyalty to the governor-led administration, adding that the confidence reposed in them would be justified.