The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Benue State, Terver Akase has dissuaded those campaigning for him ahead of 2023 gubernatorial election to stop forthwith.
He begged his teeming supporters to put an end to the ongoing campaign in the state on his behalf even as he is yet to declare his intentions.
The Press Secretary noted that the most important thing now is to rally round his principal so that he will continue to deliver dividends of democracy to the good people of Benue State.
The statement reads: ‘Following the directive by my boss, His Excellency, Governor Samuel Ortom that all his appointees should stop 2023 campaign activities, I hereby urge all those who have been drumming support for me ahead of the 2023 governorship race, to cease all such campaigns henceforth.null
“I commend His Excellency, Governor Ortom for his wisdom in handling the affairs of the state in general and for asking all his appointees to refrain from campaign activities and concentrate on their duties of delivering service to the people who gave him their mandate.
“I pledge to wholeheartedly comply with the Governor’s directive and also pledge my unflinching loyalty to him and sustained commitment to his administration.
“I appeal to everyone who used their hard-earned resources and energy to write and advocate for me despite me not publicly declaring any intention to run for office, to henceforth, cease all such campaigns.”
Recall that the Governor, on 3rd February, 2021, placed an embargo on all his political appointees from embarking on any form campaigns.
Ortom, “the defender of the Benue valley,” as he is fondly called by his admirers, ordered them to desist from all forms of electioneering campaigns and focus on their primary responsibilities or tender resignation letter.