From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state yesterday said the Benue will fare better if it is left in his hands for the next four years.
Ortom who spoke at the flag-off of his campaign yesterday at the IBB Square in Makurdi the Benue state capital said there was need for people of the state to remain resolute to voting party that will keep Benue in the hands of Benue people after 2019.
He noted that the state was passing through times and people of the state must remain united with one voice and reject all maneuvers aimed at putting Benue in the hands of individuals with questionable motives who would always pander to the whims of external interests.
The governor further it was time for the people to choose wisely and refrain from electing people or empowering men unwilling to give voice and recognition to pains being experienced by the people and not elevate those who will twist the true narratives of misfortunes for personal gains.
“We must be alert – for this election is about the soul of Benue people.
Let us vote to keep our home for us and for our children; let us unite with one voice and reject all maneuvers aimed at putting Benue in the hands of individuals with questionable motives who would always pander to the whims of external interests,” he emphasised
Governor Ortom also, said though he was voted as governor on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) because his party PDP refused to allow the will of God, and voice of the people to prevail, he had to find his way back to seek for re-election bid.
He described the PDP as a pathway and political party that has given birth to modern Nigeria, adding that it is a rebranded and reformed party.
Former Senate President urged the people to voted Ortom because he has defended the people for past three years therefore they should reciprocate the gesture by voting him back to the office.
He stressed that any vote for governor Ortom is a vote for peace and security to enhance development.
Former governor of Benue state Gabriel Suswam said voting in the 2019 elections in the state will not be based on political parties but the very survival of Benue as a people.
He said the APC government in the country has proven that it cannot protect Benue, noting that governor Ortom has proven his worth to remain as governor of Benue for the next four years adding that when the state needed him most he was by the people to defend them.
Former Minister of Interior Abba Moro advised Benue people to vote out those he described as Commercial politicians noting that they will never work for their interest.