- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has made his intention about 2019 governorship election known
- Ortom said he has a relationship with God
- He said it is the same God that gave him the go ahead to become governor of the state
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Friday, July 7 said that he would have to seek God’s approval before he would go for a second term in office in 2019.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Ortom made this disclosure at an interactive session with journalists in Makurdi.
The governor said that he would have to seek God’s face before knowing whether or not to contest the 2019 election.
Ortom said that if after consultation with God and the answer was negative, he would go back to his farm.
According to him, he is a product of a divine intervention and he always relies on God in everything he wants to embark on.
”It was God that told me that I would be governor of Benue someday, it is not my making but purely the handiwork of God,” he said.
Ortom, however, expressed satisfaction that he had performed creditably well based on his achievements, which cut across all sectors of the economy.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state told the United Nations that his state is one of the most affected in the attacks carried out by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria.
Ortom said within three years of rampaging Fulani herdsmen attacks in the state, at least 1,878 residents have been killed while 200 are still missing.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV Video of APC official telling why his party could be voted out in 2019: