By Sunday Iduh
Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Media and Publicity, Terver Akase has said none of the governor’s son was involved in any murder case as being alleged in some quarters.
The adviser, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Makurdi, dismissed the insinuation as false, describing it as politics taken too far.
The statement reads: “we saw a post on social media made by one Benjamin Benjamin Bju and shared by several others alleging that Governor Samuel Ortom’s son murdered someone abroad. Though the writer was specific about Governor Ortom’s name, he failed to mention the Governor’s son whom he claimed had killed somebody and the name of the country where the said incident took place.
“We find the social media post as politics taken too far. The post is not only false and malicious but is also targeted at tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of the Governor.
“None of Governor Ortom’s children has been involved in any murder case or a violence-related incident home and abroad. We challenge those behind the defamatory post to show evidence to back their allegation.
“We already alerted Benue people to expect the sponsored campaign of calumny against Governor Ortom now that elections are approaching. The objective of those sponsoring the smear campaign is to discredit and distract the Governor and by extension, the entire PDP in Benue State.”