Rivers PDP Asks Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom To Resign

By Jerry Needam

 

The Rivers State chapter chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bro Felix Obuah has called on the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom to throw in the towel if he cannot cope with the task of leading the highly deprived people of Benue State.

Surprised and sad that the embattled governor of Benue State being ravaged by the activities of herdsmen is still indebted to the State civil servants to over nine months of unpaid salaries, and 10 months unpaid salaries of local government employees, Bro Obuah said there is no other way of telling the people that he can no longer cope with the task of governance as the state chief executive than his inability to address the multiple predicaments of the State and non-payment of salaries of workers.

The State PDP chairman berated Governor Ortom for failing to take advantage of an earlier call on him by the PDP to visit the State for some tutorials on leadership and development strategies under Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, which he lacks as Governor and which is responsible for the woes of the State under his watch.

It would be recalled that over 15 local government areas of Benue State out of the 23 councils have been overrun by the Fulani herdsmen, leaving governor Ortom helpless.

It would also be recalled that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue is currently owing over 9 months salaries to civil servants, 10 months salaries to local government employees and 12 months of pension arrears to pensioners


Jerry Needam is Special Adviser on Media and Publicity River State PDP Chairman

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