Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said he has no reason to resign as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Zoning Committee as being demanded by the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF).
Recall that AYCF, led by one Yerima Shettima had demanded that Governor Ortom resign for allegedly compromising his position by receiving his Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike who declared his presidential ambition in Makurdi on Sunday.
But in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, Ortom countered their allegations, saying he will complete the assignment given to him by the opposition party without blemish.
He said, “I am shocked that some people can be insensitive to the plights of others who are distressed. What my brother Governor Wike did was to identify with our pains and offered succor to the best of his ability.”
“So it is hypocritical for this faceless group to twist this narrative of Wike’s visit, it is unfair and uncharitable. We must be open to all so that we get the best out of many that have come out to rescue this country from the misery the APC government has put us into,” the governor maintained”.
In other news – Federal Government gives an update on victims of Kaduna-Abuja train attack
The Federal Government has confirmed the number of persons killed during the bandits attack on a Kaduna bound train.
Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, disclosed that no fewer than eight persons were killed during the terrorist attack on Monday night. Learn more