- Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has been accused of not paying the salary arrears of workers in the state
- According to the APC governorship candidate in the state, Emmanuel Jime, there is nothing to show for N402 billion that the state received from the federation account
- Jime, however, pledged that if elected, he would build industries and ensure that the Katsina-Ala Yam Flour Mill commence production
Emmanuel Jime, the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Benue, has berated Governor Samuel Ortom for allegedly failing to pay workers’ salaries or execute meaningful projects in the state since assuming office in 2015.
Jime said in Katsina-Ala while addressing APC supporters during his campaign, that though the state had received more than N402 billion from the federation account, there was nothing tangible to show that was of immense benefit to the people.
News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports that Jime said the governor had not only failed to pay the salary arrears of workers, but also failed to create jobs or address the poverty level of people in Benue.
Jime pledged that if elected, he would provide jobs, build industries and ensure that the Katsina-Ala Yam Flour Mill commence production.
Also, APC senatorial candidate for Benue Northeast, Mimi Orubibi, said any governor that executed no projects within the first term of office has no business seeking a second term.
The APC House of Representatives candidate for Ukum, Logo and Katsina-Ala federal constituency, Solomon Wombo, said the incumbent administration in the state has not done enough to improve the wellbeing of the people.
Wombo, a former special adviser to ex Governor Gabriel Suswam, noted that in spite of the support the people of Sankera gave to the PDP, they gained nothing in return.
He therefore urged them to vote APC in the upcoming elections in order to benefit from the dividends of democracy.
Also addressing the party supporters, the APC state chairman, Abba Yaro, urged the electorates in the state to vote President Buhari and all APC candidates during the forthcoming polls. The party flags were presented to APC candidates in the area by the chairman.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the governorship candidate of the APC in Benue state, Jime, accused the governor of the state, Samuel Ortom, of running his government based on propaganda.
Jime said the governor has nothing to show for the four years he has been in office as the governor of Benue state.
Speaking during a reception organised in his honour by Nats Apir, the APC governorship candidate said Ortom is running his government on propaganda and Fulani herdsmen killings rather than showcasing to the people of Benue what he had achieved.
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