The opposition party in Benue State has accused Samuel Ortom of supporting the political activities of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, at the expense of his (Ortom’s) constitutional responsibilities of providing governance.
Austin Agada, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the State, told Daily Post on Friday, that Ortom had reduced himself to an “errand boy” to his counterpart in Rivers State in the name of playing politics.
According to Agada, Ortom had long abandoned the state to pursue his interest which he said had caused a serious setback to the state in the past seven years.
He said: “He (Ortom) had long ago attached himself to Wike; this is responsible for his abysmal performance in the past seven years. He has abandoned governance which is the reason everything is in total decay.
“He is a disaster to Benue State, he has become an errand boy or may I call him deputy to Wike or an aide to Wike; that is the reason you always see him going around with Wike.
“I don’t know if it is the tradition of the Peoples Democratic Party to be gallivanting and not sit in their state.
“But I promise you, we can not behave like that, leaving the state and following another governor is not in our character and if by the grace of God, our party wins the forthcoming governorship election, our candidate, Joseph Waya, will not descend to that level but rather will face governance.”