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2023: Why I want to contest Senate seat, Gov Ortom reveals



By Aboje Anefu, Makurdi

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has disclosed his intention to contest the Benue North West senatorial district election in 2023 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The governor revealed this to his Nzorov kinsmen comprising traditional rulers and other leaders at the weekend.

Governor Ortom, according to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary CPS, Nathaniel Ikyur, said that he was finally convinced that God has confirmed to him to contest for the election and requested if the leaders were in agreement with the vision.

He, thereafter, spoke with the Nzorov Council Ward Executive Council of the PDP where he also got their blessings to contest for the Zone B Senate in 2023.

The Nzorov Council Ward Chairman of the PDP, Hon Ezekiel Adikpe JP, spoke on behalf of the party from the Governor’s council ward.

The Governor is billed to also extend his consultations to the PDP EXCO in Guma as well as party stakeholders in Masev, Ihyarev and Nongov Development Association, MINDA as part of consultations for his Senate ambition.

After this, leaders from the MINDA political axis will meet with Jemgbagh leaders to seek for their blessings and support for the governor ahead of the senatorial election.

District head of Nzorov, Chief Gwatse Akaahena who spoke on behalf of traditional and political leaders gave their nod and affirmed their support for the governor to go ahead and run for the senate seat.

The traditional ruler said they were in full support of their son to not only contest and win the senate seat but also conquer higher offices.

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