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Ortom calls APC’s Jime, others to join him in ruling Benue after tribunal victory



Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has called on the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election, Barrister Emmanuel Jime to join him in building the state.

Ortom who was earlier affirmed the winner of the March 29 governorship election by the Benue State Governorship Election Tribunal, maintained that politics was over, and there was a need for Jime to join him to move the state forward.

He made the call while speaking with newsmen on his victory at the Tribunal in Makurdi, saying his administration was willing to collaborate with Benue sons and daughters irrespective of political differences, ethnicity, religion and place of origin.

He also harped on the commitment of the present administration in the state to the provision of selfless service to the people.

On his victory at the Tribunal, Ortom said it was a victory for the people of the state who elected him for a second term.

He maintained that the verdict of the tribunal had confirmed the unanimous decision of Benue voters and proven that his re-election was credible.