Benue People Made the Right Choice with Ortom – says Wike

The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has said the people of Benue state made the right choice by re-electing Governor Samuel Ortom for a second term.

Wike stated this in Makurdi on Tuesday, while commissioning a road project named after Senator Gabriel Suswam, in the State capital.

According to a statement by a Senior Special Assistant to governor Ortom on Media, Jimin Geoffrey, the former minister of Education described Governor Ortom as a man of uncommon will and integrity, saying he was happy people that the people of the state defended their votes and have continued to support the governor.

Governor Wike (middle) during the road commissioning ceremony

While lamenting the state of insecurity in the country, the Rivers State governor stated that he and his friend Governor Ortom share same views on issues of governance and injustice at the centre, pointing out that he would also invite the Benue Governor to visit Rivers State soon.

In his welcome address, Governor Ortom said only Nigerians can fix their country, stressing that Wike was a colleague and brother with whom he shares same views against impunity and oppression.

Members of the benefitting communities including Professor Nicholas Ada and retired Naval Commander Godfrey Apev said the area had been in a jubilant mood over construction of the road by Governor Ortom to erase years of suffering.

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