Reason behind Governor Ortom's re-election desire

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Thursday finally indicated his interest to re-contest election as governor in 2019, saying that he has received divine leading to do so after praying and fasting.
Ortom had said on September 11, this year that despite pressure mounting on him to re-contest in 2019, he was yet to start praying to God for a second tenure.
The governor who had quoted from the Holy Bible that, "a man shall receive nothing, except it is given to him from above," insisted that he would seek God's face and once divine approval was given, he shall contest and win.
"I've not started praying. I will start praying toward the end of this year and by the beginning of next year, I will tell you (journalists) whether I will contest or not," he had said.
But, he however on Thursday told stakeholders from the Masev, Iharev, and Nongov Development Association, (MINDA) geo-political axis which comprises of Gwer, Gwer West, Makurdi and Guma local government areas that he was now ready for reelection.
Ortom further expressed delight that the leading for him to run for a second term coincided with the call of MINDA people who were at the Government House in Makurdi in an endorsement rally organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to urge him to contest.
He therefore appealed to other of his MINDA kinsmen who are eying the seat to shelve such plans and join him to complete the work of building Benue State in order to enhance the welfare of the people.

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