Nigeria Politics

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has stated that sponsored media attacks on his person and government will not deter him from advocating for justice, equity and fairness for all Nigerians.

Governor Ortom spoke today while addressing journalists at the Makurdi Airport on his return from a private visit to his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Emmanuel Udom.

He said the attacks are being sponsored by persons who want to see the continuation of impunity and injustice in the country and have vowed to descend on anyone who dares to speak against the evil.

According to the Governor, separationist and secessionist agitations by Nigerians were fuelled by marginalization of other parts of the country in key decisions and lopsided appointments among other perceived forms of impunity anchored by the presidency, pointing out that as one who was popularly elected and reelected by Benue people, he would continue to speak out even when others keep quiet.

Fielding questions from journalists, the Governor said people are free to defect to any political party of their choice and at anytime, but when such defections are meant to shield such persons from prosecution, it becomes questionable.

While reacting to a question about his plan after 2023, Governor Ortom said he would love to go back to his farm which he started since year 2000, adding however that God in whom he trusts would decide his fate when the time comes.

The Governor who also spoke on the recently reconstituted and inaugurated Benue State Council on Privatisation, Commercialisation of Enterprises, said the State Government would go ahead with the exercise to rejuvenate moribund industries in the state.

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