Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said he can make appointments on May 29, 2023 when his administration ends.
The governor who stated this while replying to those lamenting about appointments he has made.
The governor who spoke through the chief press secretary Nathaniel Ikyur during an interview with our correspondent in his office said Governor Ortom has the right to appoint anybody in his cabinet as long as May 29 has not come.
He said, “from now to 11:pm of May 29th 2023 the Governor is free to make any appointment, so people lamenting about the governor’s last minute appointment are on their own”
Recall that the Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), raised the alarm over alleged planned appointments by Governor Samuel Ortom at the wee hour of his administration.
The publicity secretary of APC, Daniel Ihomun, in a statement, said the party has gotten reliable information that Governor Ortom plans to appoint new permanent secretaries and give accelerated promotions.
According to him, “we members of the APC wondered why Ortom would be making appointments at the twilight of his tenure when he suppose to be writing his hand over note”
He alleged that the new appointees according to information would be strategically placed in selected ministries to constitute impediments to the incoming administration.
According to him, “we want to advise those whose names have been penciled down for such appointments, promotions and placements to reject the offer for their good”
“We want you to have it at the back of their minds that those who refuse to heed to this warning and take up such appointments will be treated as saboteurs and enemies of the incoming administration.”