Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday called on those planning to draw him into the 2023 presidential race to bury the thought, saying he has no such ambition.

The social media has been awash of the plan by a group under the aegis of “Project Ortomise Nigeria Ortomatically 2023″ calling on Ortom to throw his hat into the 2023 presidential race.

According to the group, doing so will help him to rescue the nation from the dungeons of insecurity and other socioeconomic challenges bedevilling the country Nigeria.

The group in a Facebook post by one Samuel on Saturday noted that “Governor Ortom is the only detribalised Nigerian with the political will to reunite all aggrieved ethnic nationalities and rescue the country from the grips of Boko Haram, bandits, insurgents, militants and other fundamentalists making lives difficult for the citizens.


The group’s leader, who is a chairman in Benue State further said, “Nigeria needs a detribalised committed leader like Governor Samuel Ortom who is ready to defend the Nigerian people with all his strength and might”, adding that “power belongs to God and He alone sees everyman’s heart and chooses who to entrust with such position.”

While reacting to the social media call, Ortom in a statement made available to newsmen through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said that the governor appreciated his supporters and interest groups who have taken to social media to call on him to join the 2023 presidential race.

“The Governor, however, wishes to state that his preoccupation at the moment is delivering good governance to the people of Benue State.

“Governor Ortom still has two and a half years to complete his mandate as Governor and is committed to greater service of the state.

“He particularly appreciates Benue people for the support given to his administration to succeed,” the statement read in part.

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