The people of Gboko Local Government Area have endorsed Governor Samuel Ortom for election as Senator representing Benue North-West senatorial district.
The people have offered to lead the campaign for the election of Governor Ortom as a senator should he declare his interest to run for the election.
The people of Gboko made the call when they paid a ‘thank you visit on Governor Ortom at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi led by the Ter Gboko, Gabriel Shosum
Hundreds of Elders, women, youth and government appointees from Gboko local government area of Benue State led by the Ter Gboko applauded the Benue State Government’s urban renewal efforts in Gboko town.
The Aper Aku road, named after the first civilian Governor of the State situated in Gboko town, is one of the numerous road projects executed by the Governor Samuel Ortom led administration to open up the ancestral headquarters of the tiv people.
Besides the major road and other projects is the gigantic palace for the paramount leader of the Tiv people and chairman Benue State council of chiefs, the Tor-Tiv Orchivirigh James Ayatse and several key appointments of its children.
Chief Mike Miku, who spoke for the political class from the local government, offered himself to personally lead the Governor’s campaign team anytime he declares his intention to contest the election.
According to Chief Miku, “Governor Ortom has done for the people of Gboko what no Governor has ever done through numerous appointments, road projects, construction of a world-class Tor Tiv Palace, among others.”
On his part, Ter Gboko, Chief Gabriel Shosum, said the people of Gboko came to register their gratitude to the Governor for the many good things he has done for them.
He explained that the Governor’s good works in Gboko cut across all the 17 council wards, stressing that another cardinal point of his administration is the discouragement of thuggery, which has led to peace in the State.
Governor Ortom, in response, said he was elated by the visit, pointing out that since after the era of COVID-19, he has not received such a powerful delegation as the one from Gboko.
The Governor who described Gboko as his first home said he felt fulfilled to have gotten such compliments from the people, stressing that they support him as a family and not as politicians.
The Gboko women presented a cake to the Governor with the inscription “Gboko Appointees Saying Thank You Ortom,” after the Governor had been decorated in Tiv Traditional Attires.