Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom has felicitated with Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman-elect of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on his 69th birthday anniversary.
Governor Ortom also extends his greetings to Gabriel Suswam, the Senator representing Benue northeast senatorial district, on his 57th birthday.
The Governor’s message to the two political leaders is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Nathaniel Ikyur.
“He prayed for God’s blessings upon Senator Ayu to enable him continue to serve the country, particularly now that the task of leading the PDP falls on him at a time that Nigeria is at a crossroad, facing grave existential threats from activities of terrorist herdsmen and unsavoury actions of the current APC-led federal government.
“Given the experience and wide contacts and calm leadership disposition of the former President of the Senate, he is convinced that Nigeria will benefit from his leadership to retrieve the country from the throes of disunity and position it for the benefit of this and future generations, “Ortom stated.
The Senator representing Benue, north-east senatorial district Ortom “noted his contribution to nation-building, exemplified in his strides as a seasoned Parliamentarian in the House of Representatives, Governor and now Senator.
“The experience of Senator Suswam is very critical now that Nigeria’s unity is threatened by activities of elements who are bent on bringing the country to her knees.”