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Aide dissociates Ortom from Benue lawmakers’ woes

By Joseph Wantu, Makurdi
03 May 2019   |   4:03 am
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has no hand in the extension, by three months, of the suspension slammed on seven members of the House of Assembly.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has no hand in the extension, by three months, of the suspension slammed on seven members of the House of Assembly.

His Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, distanced the governor from accusations by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he was behind the extension.

Acting publicity secretary of APC in the state, James Ornguga, had accused the governor of conniving with the leadership of the assembly to extend the suspension of the seven APC members.

“We wish to state categorically that there is no basis whatsoever for dragging Governor Ortom into a matter that is purely the business of the members who constitute the legislative arm of government, which is separate from the executive that the governor heads.”

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