Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has directed the reinstatement of political appointees who had resigned to contest elections but were not favoured by zoning.
Ortom said only those whose positions were not replaced would enjoy the privilege.
Governor Ortom disclosed this Thursday, April 7th, 2022, at a parley he had with all political appointees from the 14 local government areas of the state.
The governor said the gesture to reinstate the former aides who lost their bids for various elective political offices was to show his appreciation for their dedication to supporting and working for his administration since their appointment and supporting consensus arrangements in their various constituencies.
The governor, who used the occasion to clear the air on speculations about a rift between him and the national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, dismissed insinuations of any disagreement, saying those who create such false stories will be disappointed.
In his words, “I have no single problem with our national chairman, Senator Ayu, our leader, Senator David Mark, Senators Gabriel Suswam, Abba Moro, Orker Jev or any party leader. We are consulting with one another without rancour. So there is no truth whatsoever in such rumours.
The governor maintained that ” We are working together for the success of our party, and there is nothing like division or rift whatsoever. There is nothing that will divide us”, he stated.
The governor will be holding another meeting with his appointees from the Benue South Senatorial District at a later date.