2019: Ortom gets backing of Mbakor stakeholders


Nigerian Concord Newspaper

The people of Mbakor, in Tarka Local Government Area, Benue State, has pledged their supports for Governor Samuel Ortom over his reelection bid.

They made this pledge yesterday when they paid a courtesy visit on the governor at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi.

The leader of the delegation, and former head of service, Hon Terna Ahua, in his address, appreciated the governor for his sterling performance in the face of challenges, especially his firm stand against the invasion and killing of innocent farmers in the state by armed herdsmen.

Mr. Ahua stated that, Governor Ortom is a peace loving person, adding that Benue State is blessed to have him as governor at a point the state is in dire need of someone who will protect it sovereignty and territories.

Also Speaking, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Tarka LGA, Hon. Yayough Aondoaka, condemned the unguarded utterances by the Senator Representing Benue North West Senatorial district,George Akume, over the Killings in the State where he asserted that the Benue People are the ones killing themselves and not armed Fulani herdsmen.

Aondoaka described the statement as shameful and the height of irresponsibility coming from a senator.

Hon. Yayough, assured the governor of their total support in 2019, and promised to do everything possible to ensure the governor is reelected.

Elder Umalo Aga, who spoke for the Elders, described governor Ortom as a true son of the land, and expressed appreciation to the governor on the reappointment of Engr. Emmanuel Manger as the commissioner for Works, energy and transport and other Sons of Mbakor in his administration.

Speaking for the women, Mrs. Joyce Tarka, stressed that the women of Mbakor have one resolve, which is to vote governor Ortom for a second term of four years in 2019.

Governor Samuel Ortom, in his response thanked them for the visit, describing it as very significant,he gave them assurances that the government will do everything within it’s powers to tackle their demands. He directed Engr. Manger, the Commissioner for works, energy and transport to take note for onward action.