\Benue News: Why I Want To Work With Opposition - Ortom
Benue Governor, Ortom Reacts To Policemen Alleged Murder Of NSCDC Personnel

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has said he wants to partner with his opponents in the elections to move the State forward, Concise News understands.

Concise News understands that Ortom was earlier this week re-elected as the leader of Benue State, beating his closest rival, Jime Emmanuel of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Ortom has since his victory, set up a reconciliation committee to bring all aggrieved people in the state together.

Speaking on why the governor took the decision, his Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary told Vanguard that “the Governor of all political parties, that means that he is not going to discriminate against any Benue person, and he went on to promise that he would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to find ways of bringing Benue people together to reason as one family.

“So with the posture of the Governor there wouldn’t have been any need for anyone to say they want to go to court, but the constitution of Nigeria confers on the people the right to express their opinion, the right to live, the right to do whatever they desire as far as it falls within the ambit of the law.

“Hence we will not stop the APC from going to court because our victory was clean and the Governor overwhelmingly won the election in both the first and second ballots. ”