- Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has praised Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor for moving the state forward
- Chief Obasanjo gave kudos to Ortom for what his administration has achieved for the people of the state
- The former president said the governor deserves a second term in office
Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has showered encomium on Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom for striving to move the country forward despite economy recession.
The former president has therefore endorsed Ortom for a second term in office ahead of the 2019 gubernatorial election.
Obasanjo made this known while addressing a cross-section of Benue indigenes on Friday night, June 9, at the government house in Makurdi.
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He said: ''Ortom is dancing fairly well. I saw some placards today (Friday) depicting 4+4, while we were on tour at Oracle farms as I was dancing with some local drummers. I just couldn’t talk and couldn’t campaign too.
''But in return, I signaled with my both hands and if Chief Barnabas Gemade saw nothing wrong with the sign language, so be it.’’
Obasanjo however said that he did not endorse the candidature of the governor’s predecessor, Gabriel Suswam when Senator George Akume, the then governor introduced him as his successor.
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According to a report, he gave Ortom his blessings when again in 2015, Akume brought the latter to him.
He was said to have urged them to work hard in other to win the election.
The dignitaries at the event include Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, a former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator Abdullahi Adamu, a former deputy governor of Benue state, Chief Sule Iyaji, Gemade and Akume and many more.
Meanwhile Legit.ng earlier reported that the Defense Security Service (DSS), had said that the alleged $9 million recovered in CJN Onnoghen’s home is a complete falsehood.
Reports have it recently that $9m was recovered from the home of Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walt.
Wacth this Legit.ng TV Video of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo speaking on how to treat Nigeria: