- Governor Samuel Ortom says he is keen on delivering the dividends of democracy in Benue state
- The governor has appealed severally to opposition members to stick to issues rather than name-calling
- He cautioned a former minister of interior, Comrade Abba Moro on his recent utterances
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has cautioned a former minister of interior, Comrade Abba Moro against his utterances.
The governor gave the warning in a press statement sent to NAIJ.com by his chief press secretary, Terver Akase.
NAIJ.com gathered that Comrade Moro and other chieftains of the opposition PDP, were in the state recently to hold a caucus meeting, where they queried the governor's performance.
In the statement, Governor Ortom wondered why he has become an obsession for the former minister, who he described as a failed politician.
“No week passes without Moro launching one attack or the other on the person and office of Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom.
“Moro's obsession with the name Ortom is a clear case of a man who has not only failed as a politician but has also slumped into abyss of infamy.
“Perhaps the name Samuel Ortom is a nightmare to Abba Moro,” the statement said.
Governor Ortom accused the former minister and his political allies of orchestrating the plundering of Benue's resources during the previous administration.
He stated that the former office holders looted more than N200 billion belonging to the Benue state government when they were in the corridors of power.
“Moro ought to direct his worries to the numerous fraud charges against him at EFCC.
“He belongs to the league of leaders who failed the people and were roundly rejected in 2015 by the good people of Benue state. His current naked dance in the market square draws more pity than amusement to himself,” the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, Governor Ortom has refuted the rumours on social media that he was rearing snakes.
The governor debunked the rumours on Tuesday, August 1, in Makurdi during an interaction with press men at the Government House, Makurdi.
He stated that the rumour was anchored on falsehood by opposition elements in the state with to portray him in bad light.
Watch APC chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank speak on the ruling party on NAIJ.com TV below: