Ortom Urges Yahaya Bello To ‘Come Out Of Hiding’

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Former Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has asked his Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello, to come out of hiding and answer his case with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

Ortom stated this on Sunday at the Redeemed Church in Makurdi during the thanksgiving service organised by his aides to mark his 63rd birthday anniversary.

He urged Bello to come out and defend his administration, adding that his continuous hiding would disgrace former governors across the country.

The ex-Benue governor also urged his former appointees always to come forward and give an account of their stewardship when called upon, saying that they could only run when they had something to hide.

“I want to use this opportunity to advise my younger brother and friend, Governor Yahaya Bello, not to disgrace former governors. You don’t need to hide; you don’t need to resist arrest or anything. Go there and respond.

“EFCC are human beings. If they are making enquiries, the laws are there. I have tried to get him on the phone, but I could not; I have tried those around him, but I could not, so I want this to be noted.

“So wherever he is, if he can hear me, thank God the press are here, he should come out,” Mr Ortom said.

Ortom said being at the top for eight years was not an easy task and called on the people to always pray for their leaders.

He also called on Benue youths to stop insulting elders on social media and take advantage of the internet to add value to their lives and bring development to the state.

In their remarks, former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa, Chairman of Benue PDP, John Ngbede, and Senator Abba Moro all appreciated Ortom for his dogged fight for the security of the people.


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