By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Delegates from the seven local government areas that make up Benue North West senatorial zone have endorsed Governor Samuel Ortom as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in next year’s general election.
The Governor was in March this year endorsed as the sole PDP senatorial candidate by the stakeholders from the zone to contest the Senate seat.
The Chief Press Secretary to Benue state Governor, Nathaniel Ikyur disclosed this in a statement sent to Sundiata Post on Monday in Abuja.
Speaking to journalists shortly after he was declared winner by the returning officer for the election at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, Governor Ortom expressed appreciation to the people of the zone for always standing with him.
He said he was pleased to be given another opportunity to serve the state at the Senate at the expiration of his tenure as governor.
According to the Governor, the people of State, especially the people of Benue North-West, have demonstrated an uncommon support to him, pointing out that “i have nothing to pay back than to remain their loyal servant, to give all to their service, ” Governor Ortom stated.
The Governor also pledged his commitment to continue doing his best in service to the people of the State, saying “The interest of the people will always be my priority.”
He commended the successes recorded in the conduct of the party’s primary elections into the State Assembly and House of Representatives, stressing that this was the result of the series of meetings and consultations that were held to guarantee the success of the primaries.
While commending the electoral panels for carrying out a diligent exercise, he noted that no aspirant who lost out protested because the exercise was free and transparent.