Benue youths berates Aloo says Ortom outstanding in repositioning Benue
The Benue Youth Forum BYF has vehemently condemned series of unguarded statements targeted against Governor Samuel Ortom by faceless persons in the state.
The BYF in a statement by its President, Terrence Kuanum said it has read with utter disappointment, a careless and baseless comment credited to one faceless character called Aloo Tordue against Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.
He said the unguarded individual claimed in the unfortunate outing that Governor Ortom has not done anything good for the state and deserves to be in jail.
Kuanum said the Benue Youth Forum considers the statement as uncharitable and grossly unfortunate considering the giant strides that the governor has made and is still making towards the wholistic development of the state.
“The BYF even doubt if the said Aloo ever existed since nobody who claims to be in touch with developments in Benue state could be so blind to the reality on ground.
“The unruly Aloo needs to be aware that Governor Ortom has changed the face of the state through massive infrastructural development ranging from construction of roads across the state to renovation/rehabilitation of thousands of schools at all levels.
“He must also know that Governor Ortom has established the Benue Health Insurance Scheme and has domesticated the Pencon law to solve the issue of challenges associated with payment of pension to retirees.
“Governor Ortom’s administration equally blazed the trail by being the first to graduate medical students at the state University in addition to settling the issue of accreditation of the schools of nursing in Makurdi and Agasha.
“It is on record that Governor Ortom executed so many projects some of which were commissioned at different times by the governors of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule and Oyo State, Seyi Makinde. This is in addition to a plethora of other projects under construction which are likely to be commissioned very soon.
“So where on earth had the said Aloo Tordue being that he is totally oblivious of the massive transformation of the state by Governor aortic in the last seven and half years? He was probably not briefed enough by his paymasters or they simply didn’t have the arsenals to send him to war with since the Ortom-led administration in Benue state has been without blemish despite the desperation by political enemies to pull it down.
“Governor Ortom’s refusal to trade his conscience and people for political gains has set him up against those who don’t wish the state well, but his resistant and resilient has paid off greatly as shown in his tremendous feat.
“The faceless and misguided Aloo who is obviously working as a hireling of some failed politicians has to bow his head in shame as his attempt to diminish the sterling performance of Governor Ortom has failed.
“The Governor is reputed to be at the forefront of ensuring the security of lives and property of Benue people even in the face of destractions from enemies of the state.
“The penchant of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC in Benue coming in different shades and colours to punctuate the laudable achievements of Governor Ortom would never succeed.
“The Benue Youth Forum wishes to tell Aloo that he is terribly misinformed to the extent of giving false and horrible figures to represent the months the government is owing workers and retirees.
“The BYF however notes that it is rather disheartening that it is the Federal Government led by the APC that is bent on frustrating Governor Ortom’s efforts to protect the welfare and wellbeing of the people.
“Clear examples are the federal government’s refusal to grant the request to procure weapons for the Benue state Volunteer guards and the decision to deny the state the move to obtain loans and settle its financial obligations.
“The Benue Youth group therefore feels that it is Aloo Tordue that deserves to be in jail for deliberate mischief and desperation to misinform the people for peanuts from some characters whose political future is in jeopardy.
“The Forum calls on Benue people and other people of goodwill to discountenace the unfortunate and reckless comments credited to the faceless merchant of mischief” he said