2019: Ortom gets massive endorsement from various Gboko groups
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Various groups in Gboko yesterday pledged their supports to the re-election bid of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state and all candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for various elective positions starting with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as President of Nigeria.
The groups including the Kwande United Peoples Organisation, KWUPO, Muslim and Igbo communities as well as the people of Sankera resident in Agedam, Gboko and Jechira, spoke during separate visits to them by the Governor to solicit their support for the forthcoming general elections.
Ter Kwande in Gboko, Engr. Kwaghbo Agor, Imam of Gboko Muslim community, Alhaji Yahaya Dangiwa, Vice President Igbo of the Igbo community in Gboko, Chief Emeka Oriri and the leader of Sankera people in Gboko, Mr. Tyavkase Asom and Peter Chieshe of Jechira, all pledged their unflinching support to the PDP at the February 16th and March 2nd polls.
Mr. Asom said sixteen of his relations were shot by herdsmen and six of them died and the Governor took care of their burial expenses, while the injured spent eight months in the hospital on the sponsorship of the Governor.
Governor Ortom while addressing the various groups at different locations charged them to vote out the APC administration in the country, pointing out that the only alternative to wealth creation and provision of opportunities for Nigerians is an Atiku/Obi presidency.
He charged the various groups on peaceful coexistence, stressing that they had variously contributed immensely to the economic development of the state.
The Governor stated that the next election was an avenue for the electorate in Benue to show their displeasure with the APC administration and the need to enthrone a government that would give them better protection.