Ortom promises more dividends of democracy in 2nd term

Ortom promises more dividends of democracy in 2nd term

- The governor of Benue state has promised more development and other dividends of democracy to the state during his second term in office

- Samuel Ortom said he will run an inclusive government in his second term as governor of Benue state

- Ortom said those who contested with me will be given the opportunity to contribute their quota to the development of the state

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has promised to attract more development and other dividends of democracy to the state during his second term in office.

Ortom made the promise on Sunday, March 24, in Makurdi while interacting with journalists over his re-election.

He gave the assurance of running an all-inclusive administration and called on those who contested with him to join in moving the state forward.

Ortom, who described his victory as “belonging to all”, said his doors were opened to all.

According to him, those who contested with me will be given the opportunity to contribute their quota to the development of the state.

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He said the people would benefit more in his second term.

The governor pledged to correct all mistakes made during his first term for the overall good of the state.

He said he dedicated his victory to God and the Benue people.

He promised to set up a reconciliation committee that would reconcile all the aggrieved people, adding that it would provide a platform for people to truly forgive one another.

He also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting credible polls.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Ortom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the keenly contested Benue governorship election held on Saturday, March 23.

Ortom polled 434,473 votes to defeat his closest rival, Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 345,155 votes.

Legit.ng gathers that INEC returning officer for the election, Professor Sabastine Maimako, declared the result in Makurdi on Sunday, March 24.

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