Written by Scholastica JOSEPH

Ortom tells Benue, ‘it’s time to reciprocate your love’

Governor Samuel Ortom have promised the people of Benue state that it was time for him to reciprocate their love for him with his reelection.

He vowed to willingly oppose any aggression strategically directed at the state.

Ortom, who expressed deep love for the people, thanked them for the overwhelming support given to him and his Deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu at the last general elections.

"You have loudly spoken with your votes and Nigeria and all of us have heard that you love me. It is my turn now to reciprocate the love by my action and activities.

"I love the Benue people. I appreciate the potentials of the people of the Benue valley. For that reason, I do willingly oppose any aggression strategically directed at you and our fertile land," Ortom said.

He said his first tenure was faced with several challenges ranging from dwindling cash from federal allocation, insecurity among others saying despite the challenges, he recorded tremendous achievements in education, health, agriculture among others.

He therefore stated that "we have gone past the time for politicking. I assure that by the Grace of God, I remain the governor of those who voted for me. I am the governor of those who did not vote for me. I am the governor of those who did not vote. I am the governor of all."

He called on all those who contested against him and other political leaders across the divides to join him so that together, they can move this state forward.

"I will respect the Oath of office and by the Grace of God I will serve Benue people with all my heart. I know that my second tenure in office will be greater than the first because the end of a thing is greater than its beginning.  I am convinced that with God, We are able to go up and take Benue state.

 

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