Sunday, 11 January 2015

Ortom, Benue APC gubernatorial candidate pledge to offset pensioner’s outstanding salaries.

Former Minister of state for Trade and Investments and the All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial candidate in Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom has pledged to offset the outstanding arrears of wages of civil servants as well pensioners if he is elected in the February 14th polls in the state.

Dr. Ortom made the declaration yesterday during stakeholders meeting in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. He gave the assurance that he will provide quality leadership anchored on the fear of God which he said would translate to justice, accountability, unity, among other values.

Ortom also promised to embark on industrialization which he said would add value to the different sectors and thereby generate employment, wealth and other opportunities for the teeming youths as well as the elders of the state.

Being a grass root politician that is at home with the problems of the people, Ortom said he does not need a tutorial to take off as governor and urged the people not to be deceived by the antics of the ruling party in the state.

"I started as a motor park tout. People always say I downgrade myself anytime I tell that story. But I think the story of my life is to give inspiration to those who find themselves in the position I found myself years ago," Ortom stressed.

He said he has met all the conditions specified which is required to stand for the position of governor and urged party members and supporters to ignore the campaign of calumny being carried out against him on the state media apparatus and one other.

Ortom, also former Supervising Minister of Aviation further  disclosed that efforts is on the way to resolve the ongoing crises within the party and urged those nursing grudges to be patient as everything humanly possible is on course to settle the disaffection amicably.

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