36 political parties endorse Ortom


Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, a coalition of 36 political parties has pledged its support for the re-election bid of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

The political parties, under the aegis of Forum of Registered Political Parties, Benue State, gave their endorsement during a courtesy visit to the governor at the Benue Government House, in Makurdi.

Chairman of the forum, Mr. Godwin Odeh, noted that they took the decision after carefully assessing the goodwill and efforts of the governor in the defence of the Benue Valley.

He said through their expanded networks, they had fought tirelessly to ensure that Benue land is not surrendered to both external and internal oppressors.

Odeh,  who expressed the commitment of the forum to the struggle for a better and free Benue, said it was for that reason they resolved to channel their networks through, their structures, to mobilise their members to vote for Ortom on Saturday.

Also speaking,  Franc Utov, a House of Representatives aspirant, under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) expressed the confidence that the margin of governor Ortom’s victory in next Saturday’s polls would be in ratio of 90 to 10 percent.

Responding, Ortom, who thanked the various parties and their candidates for their support, said, together, they would work to ensure victory for him and the PDP.

The governor also enjoined the electorate not to be intimidated by threats from the opposition that federal might would be deployed to win the elections, saying Benue people are the might as far as the state is concerned.

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