Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has denied media reports credited to the Senator representing Benue North East Senatorial District, Barnabas Gemade, blaming him (Ortom) for his latest defection to Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Ortom who denied the allegation through his special adviser on Media and ICTs, Tahav Agerzua maintained that he is not responsible for Gemade’ s defection to SDP.
“I have immense respect for the person and political stature of Sen. Gemade and has done everything to accord him his due respect.
“However, it should be noted that I does not have the capacity to compel delegates of the PDP to vote for any candidate.
“Even for my nomination for reelection, I have embarked on intensive consultation with PDP stakeholders across the state during which I presented my scorecard, while also advancing reasons why they should nominate me,” he said.
Ortom further appealed to other aspirants in the state to consult with delegates and persuade them in similar manner to support their aspirations rather than engage in diversionary moves.
“As a Christian and a governor, I believe that a man can receive nothing except it is given to him from above, since the ultimate power belongs to God.”
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for our newsletter
- HEALTH15 hours ago
Vice-President Flies Out On Medical Leave
- NEWS21 hours ago
Imo Gov’ship: Okorocha Seeks Legal Means To Stop Uzodimma
- NEWS21 hours ago
Crisis Looms In Niger APC Over Planned Substitution Of Candidates
- OPINION20 hours ago
APC Primaries: Oshiomhole’s Timely Intervention In Niger
- NEWS14 hours ago
2019: PDP Appoints Saraki DG Campaign, Wike, Tambuwal, Others Zonal Coordinators
- NEWS22 hours ago
Female Presidential Candidate Urges Atiku To Step Down For Her
- NEWS13 hours ago
20-Yr-Old Daughter Drags Father To Court For Refusing Her Marriage
- FEATURES24 hours ago
Ekiti: Challenges, Expectations As Fayemi Returns To Office