From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
A group under the aegis of “Project Ortomise Nigeria Ortomatically 2023” has called on the executive Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom to throw his hat into the 2023 presidential race in other to rescue the nation from the dungeons of insecurity and other socio-economic challenges bedeviling Nigeria.
The group in a post on social media at the weekend through its National Coordinator, Hon. Prince Samuel Onuh described Governor Ortom as the only detribalised Nigerian with the political will to reunite all aggrieved ethnic nationalities and rescue the country from the grips of Boko Haram, bandits, insurgents, militants and other fundamentalists making lives difficult for the citizens.
According to a source close to the group’s National Coordinator, he intimated that plans have already beeng put in place by the group to commence nationwide campaign aimed at pressurising the Benue State Governor to heed their call and avail himself for the exulted office ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The source also, said the group is mobilizing 10 million women, 10 million men and 10 million youths for a march in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital city, to pressurise the two term Governor of Benue State to come to the nation’s rescue.
“Nigeria needs a detribalised committed leader like Governor Samuel Ortom who is ready to defend the Nigerian people with all his strength and might. Power belongs to God and He alone sees everyman’s heart and chooses who to entrust with such position.”
Prince Onuh stated that Ortom, a youth and women friendly Governor will reform Nigeria in terms of infrastructure and put in place other socio-economic legislations and policies that would better the lot of Nigerians.
However, in a swift response, Governor Ortom said he appreciates his supporters and interest groups who have taken to social media to call on him to join the 2023 Presidential race
Governor Ortom who said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase and made available to Peoplesdaily, maintained that his principal’s preoccupation at the moment is delivering good governance to the people of Benue State.
“Governor Ortom still has two and half years to complete his mandate as Governor and is committed to greater service of the State.