Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that although he desired to be re-elected for a second term in office, such was not worth the blood of anyone.
He spoke when the forum of former political party executives led by Chief Michael Iduma pledged solidarity with him at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi on Thursday.
Tahav Agerzua, the governor’s SA on Media, quoted him as explaining that his decision to ensure peaceful congresses of the All Progressives Congress in the state was based on the above conviction.
He said, “The Governor recalled divine intervention in his 2015 election, pointing out that the same God Who helped him in 2015 would also help in raising overwhelming support for his re-election in 2019.
“He expressed appreciation for the support of the group and majority of people of the state in what he described as difficult times.
“Governor Ortom referred to the state anthem which notes that although the giants may be on the way to hinder, God would surely bring victory, adding that all the difficulties he has in statecraft were giants that would be conquered.
“Leader of the delegation, Chief Iduma called on the people of the state to reelect Governor Ortom so that he could sustain the good work he started for the state.”