Benue asset recovery: PDP caucus pays Ortom solidarity visit over impoundment of cars

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Caucus in the Benue State House of Assembly on Wednesday paid a solidarity visit to the immediate past Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom, following the impoundment of his vehicles by the Assets Recovery Committee of the current administration.

The committee which was set up by the incumbent governor to recover all stolen assets belonging to the state, had on Tuesday recovered several exotic cars.

The development has been brewing up controversy as the erstwhile governor denied ownership of some of the vehicles, alleging that the incumbent administration is witch-haunting him.

During the visit, the leader of the Caucus and member representing Adoka-Ugboju State Constituency, Michael Audu who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, condemned the action of the Alia administration, describing it as unwarranted persecution of the former Governor.

Audu stated that the assault on Ortom was unacceptable, illegal and should be condemned by all people of good conscience.

“Your Excellency, we are here to reaffirm our loyalty to you as our leader. Any attack on you is an attack on all of us PDP members in the State Assembly, and we will not fold our arms to watch this impunity continue”, he stated.

The state lawmakers called on Governor Alia to restrain his team from further harassment of the former Governor, saying the matter should be left for the court to decide.

Responding, Ortom appreciated the PDP Assembly Caucus for their solidarity and encouraged them to sustain the spirit of oneness and their commitment to the PDP.

He pointed out that he was not the first Governor to leave office with vehicles allocated to him after the State Executive Council had given approval for him to do so.

(Daily Post)