Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged his supporters not to draw him into the 2023 presidential race.
This was after a group pf his supporters described him as the one to rescue the country from the predicament of insecurity.
A post on their Facebook says, “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.
Ortom through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, thanked the supporters for their gesture but said he’s focused on the remaining years left in his tenure as governor.
Akase said, “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.”