- Governor Ortom of Benue has asked the electorate in the state to vote for him as he has better plans for them in his second term if re-elected
- Ortom said that the only way Nigerians can voice their displeasure against the state of things in the country is by voting out the present administration
- He alleged that he reported those behind incessant killing in Benue in 2018 to the appropriate quarters but that nothing was done about it because they belong to the powers that be
The governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom has promised both indigenes and residents of the state that better days awaits them during his second term in office if he is re-elected.
Governor Ortom made this assurance on Tuesday, January 30, adding that things were not rosy during his first administration because of lack of funds as a result of economic recession and insecurity in Nigeria, Daily Trust reports.
A special adviser to Ortom on media, Tahav Agerzua, on behalf of the governor said: “The governor listed lack of funds due to the recession that hit the country, social vices and insecurity as major challenges during his first tenure adding that he took actions on all of them promising that his second tenure would be better than the first.”
Ortom therefore urged the electorate in the state to come out in larger number during the gubernatorial poll and vote for him in order to ensure growth and development in all sectors.
On security, the governor alleged that the state government has tracked and reported to the appropriate agency those behind the incessant killings and attacks but that nothing was done to them, since according to him, those in charge are controlled by the federal government.
Ortom went on to say that there are recent plans by some to compromise Operation Whirl Stroke in order to continue with attacks on residents in the state.
He said that the electorate in the state can only speak out against the powers that be by voting against it massively in the coming polls, adding that if the people fail to take their destinies into their hands through their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), they may have no one to stand up for them in the future.
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In response to Ortom's call, Chief Sule Abenga, the Ter Makurdi, promised the governor of the support of Makurdi people in his re-election bid.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that suspected herdsmen had reportedly killed two farmers at Iorza village in Gaambetiev, Logo local government area in Benue northeast senatorial district.
The Nation reports that the victims included a fish farmer, Henry Zozo, and an Anyiin-based motorcycle mechanic, Emeka Egwu. Legit.ng gathered that that Anyiin is the country home of former governor, Gabriel Suswam.
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