You Will Not Win any Election in Benue, Again- Residents Curse Ortom

by on May 7, 2016

The Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has come under heavy attacks by angry people of the state for ‘taking them for granted.’
Ortom had during an interactive session on Harvest FM, Makurdi, during the week, boasted that he was sure of winning his second term convincingly if God asks him to go ahead.

Pastor Ortom, as he is known among his kinsmen, claimed that the people of the state were happy with him, even though the salaries of civil servants in the state are being owed for months.

However, his comment did not go down well with many citizens who described his 11 months in government as a complete disaster.

Some residents, who spoke with our correspondent in Benue, maintained that one of the greatest mistakes they made was to settle for Ortom as their Governor.

Others, who vented their anger on the social media, advised the Governor to concentrate on how to make Benue State better instead talking about 2019 election, which is still far away.

A resident of High Level who gave her name as Grace Vem argued that Ortom was never prepared for governance, hence his misfiring in the media.

She said, “If you carefully study how Pastor Ortom came on board you would understand that he was never prepared for the position he is occupying today. One cannot point out any meaningful thing he has achieved since assuming power and he is there telling us second term is sure for him. Now I understand the adage that says the devil you know is better than the angel you don’t know.”

On his part, Akor, a student of Benue State University said the Governor has made life difficult for students in the state.

“Why would a reasonable governor decided to increased school fee by 100 per cent? It is pure wickedness! This is a man who has cannot confidently point at anything achievement since he assumed power and he is here boasting of second term. Our dear Apostle should sit up and stop telling us stories of his days as a motor park boy. Benue has gone beyond those tales by moonlight,” Akor said.

On his part, ace journalist and publisher of DayBreak Newspaper, Yemi Itodo believes that the Governor is out to completely ruin the state.

According to him, “Ortom is good at uprooting; he does not know how to plant. The blood of the innocent Agatu farmers and those who are currently suffering in the hands of kidnappers and you are pretending as if all is well, will hunt you. If God is alive and still in heaven and reigns all over the earth, you will not win any election in Benue again, that is if you survive this tenure.”

Earlier, a former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Tsav stated that Ortom lacks the capacity, capability and the intellect to govern Benue State.

Tsav said, “I am deeply in sympathy with Ortom, because in my view, he does not seem to know what he is doing. He is seriously handicapped and lacks the capacity, capability and intellect to govern Benue State.

To worsen issues, he is aggressive and a shameless lying “MAN OF GOD”.

“He has reduced himself to a Puppet and allowed himself to be led by the nose as a reigning Monarch who relies on falsity and deceit as instrument of performance.

“Where a person knows nothing about something, the best option is ennoble humility and preparedness to learn.

“Ortom is borrowing left right and Centre to impress his masters and to help himself and themselves by operating an expensive Govt. Imagine the purported value of vehicles he bought for his Aides and the number of Committees he set up. It’s unfortunate indeed,” Tsav had said of Ortom in a statement.





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  • Omeje emmanuel
    May 7, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Ortom was never a good candidate for the governorship position prior to the 2015 governorship election,just as tarsor also was not a good candidate for pdp.the truth of the matter is that unless we put behind us godfatherism in benue politics or else we will never got it right.senator akume brought suswan and he flop and wreck benue,now under apc he has brought otorm and impose him on the people.what do you expect from ortom when he’s doing the bedding of his master akume.benue people should wake from their sleepComment…


  • Omeje emmanuel
    May 7, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    It’s shame on the entire benue people to put their destiny in the hands of corrupt leaders and to have mortgage the life of their unborn children in the hands of few corrupt leaders.look at the situation of bsu.how can a newly elected governor increase the tution feel by 100%.since 1976 that benue state was created,you cannot put at any government infrastructure rather the politicians are busy building hotels,guardings for drinks or fuel(filling)stations after selling all the existing infrastructure like benue cement,taraku mill,nitel.to mention a few.Comment…


  • Dan
    May 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Benue,we are waityn on God not human


  • Édoh Daniel
    May 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Comment…Dont worry ortom will cement our roads, and increase More blackout in Jésus and Akume name Amen


  • comrade John Odeh
    May 7, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Well,the case of Benue State was one of d gr8st mistake Apc made just to acquire d state for d party and d truth speaks 4 itself now that d EFCC is in d state for him not to have completed a year in office. This should show the road map 4 2019.


  • May 8, 2016 at 12:44 am

    .Know that the voice of the people is the voice of God. God takes the cry of his people seriously and acts on it decisively. how can the Pastor Gov. think he will win in 2019 If God ask him to contest. God will not ask him to contest when workers are not paid salary for more than 4months, students are yet to resume because of increment in school fees, pensioners are not paid, businessmen are not happy, families are hungry, people are dying for lack of money to seek medical attention. I don’t think God will ask you to contest in 2019.


  • eze ifeanyi K
    May 8, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Comment…All I can say about dis, is change cos we fail to look at individual character instead we lookd at power changin hand. That’s why.so we hv to bear it till 2019 comes.


  • J.T
    May 8, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Comment…we are watching.good governance is all abt personality n priority n not abt party.its just d begining unless God av mercy


  • May 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Comment…Ortom is becoming increasingly unpopular in Benue State now.The shameful thing happening to him now is his sudden garrulousness.He is talking too much,in fact,talking too much on issues that do not possess substance.Why musn’t he focus on effective ways of prosecuting Suswam than talk excessively on the devastation his administration created? Why wouldn’t Ortom manage prudently to live within his means for the good of the state? These and many other numerous questions are challenging the capacity of Ortom as a governor.


  • Sunny
    May 8, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I have gone to some states and project are going on, but in benue you can’t point at anything. Tiv should give Idoma chance and see a total and miraculous transformation in the state


  • Diplomat Emmanuel Igoh
    May 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    while many occupy leadership positions only few accomplish leadership requirements, ortom is one of such persons occupying positions he has no idea about, within the period of time he has spent in the office, he has shown himself unfit to lead d state, even the Governor himself doesn’t know the next way to follow cos I don’t see this government with a clear central focus.


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