Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has cleared speculations to his rumoured senatorial ambition.
At a meeting with his Nzorov kinsmen comprising traditional rulers and other leaders on Saturday, March 5th, 2022, the Governor told them that he is now convinced to contest the Benue Northwest Senate seat on the platform of the People’sDemocratic Party, PDP.
The district head of Nzorov, Chief Gwatse Akaahena, who spoke on behalf of traditional and political leaders, gave their nod and affirmed their support for the Governor to go ahead and run for the senate seat.
The traditional ruler said they were in full support of their son to contest and win the senate seat and conquer higher offices.
Governor Ortom had, in a short address to his kinsmen, informed them that he was convinced that God had confirmed to him to contest for the election and requested if they agreed with the vision.
The Governor thereafter spoke with the Nzorov Council Ward Executive Council of the PDP, where he also got their blessings to contest for the Senate in 2023.
The Nzorov Council Ward Chairman of the PDP, Hon Ezekiel Adikpe JP, spoke on behalf of the party from the Governor’s council ward.
The Governor is billed to also extend his consultations to the PDP EXCO in Guma as well as party stakeholders in Masev, Ihyarev and Nongov Development Association, MINDA as part of consultations for his Senate ambition.