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Ortom places interest of Benue above his political ambition – Aide, Akase

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Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Terver Akase says his principal, Governor Samuel Ortom places extreme price on the protection of the lives of the people above his political ambition.

Akase acknowledged this Friday in Makurdi when he was featured on Brothers 90.5 FM’s current affairs programme ‘Burning Issues’.

The Special Adviser said Governor Ortom, since assumption of office, has carried the people of the state alongside in decision-making, stressing that regardless of daunting challenges, the Governor has remained focused and devoted to taking the state to increased heights.

He condemned the renewed unprovoked assaults on people of the state by armed Fulani herdsmen, saying the assaults have been an organized resistance by enemies of the state centered on the establishment of the Community Volunteer Guards.

Mr Akase maintained that regardless of the assaults, the Governor would not be distracted in his dedication to make it possible for Benue land is not surrendered to invaders whereas guaranteeing the safety of lives and property.

Commenting on the issues raised by main school lecturers, the Special Adviser well-known that it was a nationwide drawback that is not peculiar to Benue State. He appreciated the lecturers for his or her assist and understanding, assuring them that the State Government would keep efforts to meet its obligation.

Reacting to the Governor’s present statements on the utterances of the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, Mr Akase said his principal had no non-public drawback with Atiku nonetheless would not compromise the place of his people as a result of it impacts the herdsmen assaults in Benue State.

He acknowledged that Atiku was not truthful to Governor Ortom and totally different Benue people and should tender an unreserved apology.

On the inside catastrophe in PDP on the nationwide diploma, he said Governor Ortom has always insisted that the nationwide administration of the get collectively did not deal with the post-convention catastrophe properly and has refused to do the obligatory points to ship all aggrieved members once more to the fold, regardless of all good counsel.

On the composition of the nationwide advertising and marketing marketing campaign workforce for the presidential election, Akase said Governor Ortom was not contacted at any time to that affect.

He recognized that regardless of the catastrophe PDP goes by on the nationwide diploma, the get collectively inside the state is united and determined to retain power and win totally different positions, noting that Governor Ortom does not have a formidable opposition to his senatorial bid.

The Special Adviser further expressed confidence inside the ability of Titus Uba to succeed Governor Ortom, having served as Speaker of the State Assembly creditably and possessing the wished experience and administration qualities.

Ortom places interest of Benue above his political ambition – Aide, Akase

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