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Ortom denies abandoning appointees who worked for his re-election

By Joseph Wantu, Makurdi |   20 October 2019   |   4:29 am  

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has denied news making the rounds that he abandoned former appointees who worked for his re-election, saying it was far from the truth.

There have been insinuations allegedly made by members of the opposition in the state who are bent on making a mockery of former Special Assistants to the Governor that was yet to be reappointed.

But in a reaction, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase said: “It is necessary to clarify that the released list of special assistants followed the decision of the Governor and the State Working Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to give opportunity to every local government to nominate qualified persons for appointment.

“Governor Ortom has already directed that his qualified former aides, who performed creditably in the first tenure, should be reappointed. Those deriding the former appointees ought to know that it takes a process to conclude matters of recruitment and appointments.”

Akase urged critics to always get facts on issues correctly and stop fanning embers of discord. He also argued that his boss was committed to giving youths of Benue the opportunity to realise their potentials through job creation and other empowerment programmes.

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