Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has assured the people of the state that candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will not betray trust if voted in the next General Elections.
He gave the assurance while interacting with leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, at the NKST Church, Low Level, in Makurdi.
The Governor said, it was unfortunate that some of the leaders elected to champion the interests of Benue people have betrayed the trust and taken sides with those he described as enemies of the state.
According to him all the PDP candidates from Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for President, Emmanuel Orker Jev, Benjamin Mzondu, and Ikper, for National and State Assemblies as well as himself for Governor will not betray the trust but always stand with the people at any given point in time.
While enumerating his major difficulties to include financial difficulties, social vices and insecurity during his first tenure which he tackled headlong, the governor posit that if given a second tenure he would do better.
Governor Ortom stated that he embarked on several projects and the completion of inherited ones but had to prioritize the payment of salaries in accordance with the advice of all major stakeholders in the state.
He expressed appreciation to the Christian community for their support and prayers which he said have helped him immensely and urged them to sustenance.
Earlier in a remark, CAN coordinator in Makurdi local government area, Rev. Abugh Anger, assured Governor Ortom that the Christian leaders were on the same page with him and appreciated his sacrifice for the people of the state.