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Ortom Has Failed in Benue, Says Ihomun

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

July 25, (THEWILL) – President of the Benue Patriotic Front (BPF) Dan-Morgan Ihomun has declared the Samuel Ortom administration in Benue State a monumental failure.

Ihumon, in an interview with THEWILL in Makurdi, said the governor has not been able to live up to one of his campaign promises as contained in his policy document.

According to him Benue was worse off under Governor Ortom as basic issues, such as payment of salaries to civil servants and pensions to retired workers had become a mirage.

Ihumon equally advocated the scrapping of branches of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the 36 states, pointing out that their creation had greatly undermined democracy at the grassroots level.

“Ortom has not been able to implement 50 percent of the document he presented to Benue State indigenes.  This is not a personal judgment, but it is based on what he promised Benue people. That is why I score him below average,” he said.

Ihumon gave the Federal Government a pat on the back over what he described as achievements recorded in the state,especially in the area of road infrastructure.

However, he expressed concern over the worsening insecurity in the country and charged the President to do more in that regard.