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I will not fight Gov. Ortom over Senate seat come 2023 – Jev



Senator representing Benue Northwest District, Emmanuel Orker Jev has said the relationship between him and Governor Samuel Ortom will not become frosty over the National Assembly seat in 2023.

This is coming after speculations that the political arena in the state is rife with speculations that Jev and the governor would soon fall apart over the latter’s alleged ambition to contest the Senate seat on expiration of his second tenure in 2023.

But Jev, who is currently serving his first term at the Senate, dispelled the speculation on Monday while fielding questions from reporters in Makurdi.

Jev noted that he has four years mandate at the Senate which he can’t take lightly.

He also debunked allegations that he was planning to dump the PDP for another political party, describing it as an attempt by some people to cause confusion.

The senator also restated that the Minister of Special Duties, George Akume, who he (Jev) defeated in the recent election remained his leader.