My second term’ll be better – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state yesterday stated that his first tenure was characterised by several challenges, including lack of funds, natural disasters and insecurity which he was gradually overcoming.
Ortom, who said this during a meeting with former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu, and stakeholders of Jemgbagh extraction under Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gboko, said his second term would be better.
The governor stressed that the attacks on several communities across the state were beyond grazing, but rather the continuation of the 1804 conquest and the occupation agenda of Jihadists.
He said it was unfortunate, that the attackers had found collaborators in some of the leaders in the land who had vowed to remove him from office by all means.
Governor Ortom stated that more than 560 people had been killed by Fulani herdsmen militia while half of Gwer West, Makurdi, Guma, Logo and Kwande local government areas had been sacked by the attackers.
He appealed to other aspirants to eschew violence as they solicit the mandate of the people, pointing out that peace should be the ultimate desire of everyone.
Earlier, stakeholders of the party in Jemgbagh, which comprises Gboko, Buruku and Tarka local government areas, pledged to support Governor Samuel Ortom’s re-election bid.
Those who spoke included Simeon Tarka, Lydia Luga, Timothy Sule, Dr.
Lava Dzever, Joseph Mbaume and Umaru Aga.

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