- Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has declared interest to run for a second term of office
- The governor says he has received divine direction to contest for governor come 2019
- He also said that he would do everything humanly possible to clear the salary arrears
On Thursday, November 9, Benue governor, Samuel Ortom, declared that he has received divine directive to contest for second term in office in 2019.
He said he had received directive from God to contest in 2019 when some party members drawn from 13 local government areas of the state visited him and endorsed him for second term.
According to Punch, Ortom said this after a series of endorsements and the pressure being mounted on him to run again in 2019.
Governor Ortom said he felt the plight of Benue workers who were being owed salaries for several months, promising that he would do everything humanly possible to clear the salary arrears.
He said: “I accept your endorsement. I’m more committed now than before to offer service to the people. The endorsement has encouraged me, because the voice of the people is the voice of God.
“After pressure from people to contest in 2019, I decided to seek divine directive, God told me to hearken to the voice of the people. On this note, I have agreed to make myself available and will contest in 2019.”
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Meanwhile, a militant group in Ondo state, United Sea Wolf Avenger, said politicians in the state have hijacked the federal government’s amnesty programme in the state by allocating the slots to their children, friends and political allies.
Legit.ng reports that the group made the allegation in a statement in Lagos state on Thursday, November 9, signed by its leader, General Deji Ehinmowo; secretary, General Akinfemi Raymond; and adviser, General Ogbaro Ariyo.
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