Gov. Ortom Declines Call for 2023 Presidential Race.

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, said he has no ambition for the 2023 presidential race and called on those championing the course to bury the thought.

Ortom was reacting to calls made for him to contest the presidential race under a group on the aegis of “Project Ortomise Nigeria Automatically 2023″. The group had called on the Governor to throw his hat into the 2023 presidential race.

Ortom noted he is not nursing any presidential ambition, adding that he has two and a half years to complete his tenure as Governor and is committed to the state’s more excellent service.
According to the group, Ortom’s involvement in the race will help him rescue the nation from the dungeons of insecurity and other socioeconomic challenges bedeviling Nigeria’s country.

The group’s leader, who is a chairman in Benue State, further said, “Nigeria needs a detribalised committed leader like Governor Samuel Ortom who is ready to defend the Nigerian people with all his strength and might,” adding that “power belongs to God and He alone sees every man’s heart and chooses who to entrust with such position.”

The group also noted in a Facebook post that “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.”

While reacting to the call, Ortom, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said that the Governor acknowledged his supporters and interest groups’ efforts but stated he is at the moment delivering good governance to the people of Benue State.
According to him, “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 more extraordinary service of the state.
“He particularly appreciates Benue people for the support given to his administration to succeed,” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, the group has promised to mobilize 10 million women, 10 million men, and 10 million youths for a march in Abuja to pressure the Governor to come to the “nation’s rescue.”

Ahead of the 2023 presidential polls, several calls have been made to distinctive personalities to join in the race; what are your thoughts towards these actions?

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