Ortom, at some point in the interview, spoke using a Nigerian Pidgin English with the phrase “Market no good” in reference to his failed political bid, which signifies futility in a chase.
Mohammed Nma Kolo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman in Niger State, asserted that the ruling party needed to reimburse the North Central for the region’s voters’ dedication and allegiance to the party during the most recent general elections.
After their discussion behind closed doors, Alia expressed her disapproval of the state of the Benue State civil service to reporters
He claims that the state’s civil service is in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and on the verge of collapse, but he has come to breathe life into it and keep it going.
Ortom visited the Governor-elect at his Makurdi residence to deliver his letter, and he was represented by Prof. Anthony Ijohor, Secretary to the State Government, and Chairman of the Transition Committee.
Two members of the House, Gwottson Fom, who represents the Jos South Constituency, and Tyem Pirfa Jinfa, who represents the Langtang North North Constituency, sought the court to seek redress because they were dissatisfied with the procedure that resulted in the impeachment of Abok.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has come under fire from the Benue state administration for reportedly seeking to challenge the legitimacy of the current governor, Samuel Ortom, ahead of the May 29, 2023, transition date. The APC has been accused by the government of making “spurious” charges against Ortom’s financial dealings and administration. Hyacinth Alia, the APC’s candidate for governor, and the Governor-elect reportedly advised the Benue Investment and Property Company (BIPC) Limited against doing business with the current governor. Terver Akase, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, accused the APC of pressuring several permanent secretaries and government agencies to stop following Ortom’s orders statement. The “false, inflammatory, and misleading public remarks” made by the party against the current administration, according to Akase, were in addition to this. “It is ludicrous and troubling that the APC leadership in Benue State is engaged in an attrition campaign against a lawful administration whose term has not yet ended.” As they need to act quickly, they have turned to defaming and threatening the incumbent administration by using false information. He continued, “We desire to remind the APC that Governor Ortom remains the constitutionally elected Governor of Benue State and […]
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that 87 million Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) have been collected by Nigerians in preparation for the February 25th Presidential and National Assembly elections. The commission also disclosed that about 6 million PVCs are yet to be collected. Although the numbers of PVCs holders and vote-ready Nigerians might have increased compared with 2019 when only 72 Million PVCs were collected, they are some indices that may slur political participation across the country. Tarza Joel, 47, of Apir Ugondo of Makurdi Local Government of Benue is one of the over 2 million Benue citizens who have collected their PVCs and are ready to vote in the coming elections, However, the chances that Tarza would vote are minimal. Tarza Joel is a father of three with disabilities who earns a living through shoemaking. He lamented how the cash swap has been unfriendly to him in the middle of fuel scarcity, which is a factor that could put him out of his polling unit. “Accessing cash over the past five days has been a daunting task. Just yesterday, I went to the market to purchase foodstuffs. Sadly, I returned with nothing because the transfer I initiated was […]