I will not probe Ortom if elected Benue governor - Jime

I will not probe Ortom if elected Benue governor - Jime

- Emmanuel Jime, All Progressives Congress, governorship candidate in Benue, has disclosed his agenda for the people of Benue state if gets to power

- Jime declared that he will focus on driving development goals rather than embarking on probe panels that are vindictive and vengeful

- The governorship candidate said he would remain socially active on the social media platforms such as Facebook, Tweeter, Instagram, so as to get steady feedback from members of the public

Emmanuel Jime, the All Progressives Congress, governorship candidate in Benue, on Wednesday, January 23, said he would not probe the activities of the incumbent governor, Samuel Ortom, if he succeeded him.

Jime who disclosed that to the the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi said: “If elected as governor of Benue, I will focus on driving development goals rather than embarking on probe panels that are vindictive and vengeful.”

The governorship candidate said the task of fixing the state’s damaged economy and public infrastructure was paramount to him.

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He said: “I will not have the luxury of probing anybody. I believe that there is lot of work that needs to be done. But, if the legislature decides that there are things it needs to look into, I will not intervene or stop such inquiry.

Jime declared that he was not a vengeful persons and had no hatred for anyone adding “If elected, I intend to hit the ground running because I will have a four-year term during which I intend to deliver services to the Benue people.

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“I will ensure that every single day will count for me. If one wastes time thinking and looking backward, you are likely to lose focus.

“This whole point of getting into office to start probing the past, that is not in my DNA; that’s not who I am.”

He promised to involve more youths and women in his cabinet, especially since Nigeria’s future is in the hands of the youths.

Jime said that he would remain socially active on the social media platforms such as Facebook, Tweeter, Instagram, so as to get steady feedback from members of the public.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on Sunday, January 21, declared that he was ready to waive his immunity to face prosecution if need be, following allegations of fraud levelled against him by APC in the state.

Ortom said the current smear campaign against him by the APC in the state indicated that the opposition party had nothing to tell the people ahead of the general elections.

The governor who made this known at a thanksgiving mass organised for him by the Isherev and Utyondu communities in Guma and Makurdi councils at St. Francis Mission in Daudu described baseless allegations that he defrauded the state government to fund his private businesses.

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