EFCC Probe: Ortom rejects Titus Zam’s pleas for secret meeting



Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Nigerian Concord has reliably gathered that a former Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Benue state, Hon. Titus Zam, has been begging the state governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, for a secret meeting.

This move by Zam is not unconnected to the ongoing EFCC investigations into the funds which were reportedly embezzled under his watch as the helmsman in the Bureau for local government and chieftaincy affairs.

According to inside sources, Zam started calling Governor Ortom on phone immediately the Supreme Court affirmed the governor’s reelection and threw out the appeal filed by the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Emmanuel Jime.

It was further gathered that the governor too who has refused to pick Zam’s numerous calls said that he should remain in the APC camp to answer corruption charges which will be brought against him by the EFCC after their investigation.

Recall that Zam who met Governor Ortom at a function in January tried to open a conversation with the governor but all efforts failed.

Also, Zam has been very active on the social media these days in order to state the true position on the increased wage bill of the state, a gesture which observers say is a way to soften the heart of the governor who has the powers to call off the EFCC investigations on him.

All efforts to reach both Governor Ortom and Hon. Zam to have their reactions on the information were unsuccessful as none of them answered their calls up till press time.