Ortom Withdraws Petition Over Benue North West Senatorial Seat

The Benue State governor said he took the decision to allow peace reign,

FILE PHOTO of Governor Samuel Ortom


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has formally withdrawn his petition challenging the election of Titus Zam of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who defeated him to clinch the Benue North West Senatorial seat in the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.

Ortom said although there are evidence of malpractices including non-transmission of results electronically during the conduct of the election, he is taking the decision to allow peace reign, just as the Bible in John 3:27 says “A man can receive nothing, except it is given to him from heaven.”

He assured the people of Benue State that he will continue to provide selfless service in all sectors of development beyond the end of his tenure on May 29, 2023.

He also appealed to all those he may have offended in the course of serving the state and Nigeria, because he has also forgiven all who offended him.