Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has extended a hand of fellowship to the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election, Emmanuel Jime and other contestants in the election.
Ortom in a press statement signed by his chief press secretary, Terve Akase, and made available to newsmen Tuesday in Makurdi stated that politics was over and it was time to join hands to work for the benefit of the state.
He assured that his administration was willing to collaborate with Benue sons and daughters irrespective of political differences, ethnicity, religion and place of origin.
He restated the commitment of the present administration to the provision of selfless service to the people.
Ortom said the judgment of the Benue state governorship election tribunal was victory for the people of the state who elected him for second term.
The governor stated that the verdict of the tribunal has confirmed the unanimous decision of Benue voters and has proven that his re-election was credible.
The governor returned all the glory and praise to God for honouring him with the mandate to lead the state for another term.
He also appreciated the leadership and members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, as well as other Benue people for the support given to him before, during and after the polls.
He specifically commended his legal team for its sterling performance during proceedings of the tribunal to secure the mandate.