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Wike to Benue people: Gov Ortom can die for you

By Sunday Iduh

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has described the Governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom as a man who can lay down his life for the state.

Governor Wike made this known Monday at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Square, Makurdi, during the flag-off of campaign of the Benue State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“We came here to support a man who believes in his people. Your governor is a man who can die for his people. He is some one who will never change for what it takes. Because he believes first, Benue must survive. That is why we have left everything in our states to come and give Benue State support. To tell you that whatever Ortom tells you to do, do it. It will be the interest of the state.

“We have gone round to commission five projects. This man is a gift to the people of Benue State,” he stated.

He thanked Governor Ortom for receiving them and prayed that God in his infinite mercy will deliver the people of the state.

On his part, the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu noted that, “the issues at stake in Benue State today is about us choosing life over death. We have seen the efforts Governor Ortom has made about our plight in the state. Anybody who takes us away from our farms takes our lives away. I therefore, urge the people of Benue State to follow Governor Ortom.”

According to him, “follow who knows the road and don’t follow someone who does not know the road. I believe Ortom is the Moses that will take Benue to Canaan land.” He prayed that Benue people will be wise in their voting.

In separate remarks, Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu and Seyi Makinde of Oyo States expressed happiness that they were part of the flag-off of the PDP campaign in the state. They urged the people not to be complacent, stating that they should work together and harder to deliver the state.

Governor Ortom, while welcoming them thanked the governors for their solidarity. He informed them that PDP looks good in Benue state. “By the grace of God we will win our elections,” he said.

Earlier, the acting state Chairman of the PDP, Isaac Mfo, in his welcome remark stated that PDP was one united family in the state. “Benue is PDP and PDP is Benue State,” he stated.

He noted that the party was well positioned for victory in the state. “We are united under the leadership of Governor Ortom.

“We will continue with the mobilization which is a continuous process. We have called on the people not to relent but continue to work hard,” he said.

Mfo particularly acknowledged the four governors for identifying with the state.

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