Attack by APC on Ortom over Benue airport baseless – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue state Thursday described as baseless attacks on Governor Ortom by the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The APC had Wednesday taken a swipe at Governor Ortom, accusing him of embarking on a white elephant project after the proposed cargo airport failed.

The APC claimed among other things that “Governor Ortom is the governor with the highest number of non-fulfilled promises” and cited the non-completion of the Origbo-Imamde-Akpu-Gbajimba road in evidence.

But the PDP in a reaction through a press statement signed by the state publicity secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, said the attack on Ortom by APC was simply an exhibition of lack of knowledge and attempt to make political capital out of a purely institutional matter.

The PDP also said though Ortom is currently serving as governor under the platform of PDP, the cargo airport project was initiated when the governor was in APC.

“Benue PDP gladly accepts that the incumbent Ortom administration is a “PDP administration” as described by APC, and that as the sponsoring platform the party must take the credit or discredit accruing from the administration’s actions.

“But by the same token of responsibility, PDP reminds APC that the same cargo airport project, which they today lampoon the Ortom administration over was conceived, and initiated under their watch as the sponsoring political platform of the administration then.

“If they had guided the administration right the project would not have ended up a white elephant project like they now seek to derogatorily label it,” the PDP noted.

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