I am ready to defend my administration – Ortom

Former Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, says he is ready to make himself available to respond to issues bordering on his administration whenever the need arises.

Ortom, who lost his bid for a Senatorial seat on the Peoples Democratic Party said this in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr Terver Akase, on Wednesday, in Makurdi, the state capital.

“I am capable of responding to the issues being raised against me and other officials of my government and I have always made known my belief in the rule of law.

“I am ready to make myself available to respond to issues bordering on my administration whenever the need arises,” Ortom said.

He urged his supporters not to heat up the polity but to remain calm and law abiding in the face of alleged provocation by the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state.

Ortom appreciated concerns expressed by different people over his alleged harassment through petitions to anti-graft agencies, as well as arrests of his appointees and impoundment of his vehicles.

The former governor also called for calm and urged those making statements regarding the situation to exercise restraint and not to heat up the polity.


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