Don’t draw me into 2023 presidential race, Ortom urges supporters


Published January 26, 2021

John Charles , Makurdi
The Governor of Benue State , Samuel Ortom on Monday urged his supporters to refrain from linking him to the 2023 presidential race because he was not interested .
The social media has been awash with posts of a plan by a group under the aegis of “ Project Ortomise Nigeria Ortomatically 2023 ” calling on Samuel Ortom , to join the 2023 presidential race.
The group in a Facebook post by one Samuel , on Saturday , said, “ Governor Ortom is the only detribalised Nigerian with the political will to reunite all aggrieved ethnic nationalities and rescue the country from the grips of Boko Haram , bandits , insurgents , militants and other fundamentalists making lives difficult for the citizens .
“ Nigeria needs a detribalised committed leader like Governor Samuel Ortom who is ready to defend the Nigerian people with all his strength and might , adding that “ power belongs to God and He alone sees everyman ’s heart and chooses who to entrust with such position. ”
While reacting to the social media post , a statement signed by the governor ’s Chief Press Secretary , Terver Akase , said, while Ortom values his supporters and other interest groups, “ The Governor however wishes to state that his preoccupation at the moment is delivering good governance to the people of Benue State .
“ Governor Ortom still has two and half years to complete his mandate as Governor and is committed to greater service to the State . He particularly appreciates Benue people for the support given to his administration to succeed. ”

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