An elder statesman in Benue State and retired Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Tsav, has articulated that nothing and nobody can save Governor Samuel Ortom from losing re-election in 2019 because of the magnitude of his failure in the past years he has been in office.
Tsav in a statement on Monday was of the view that “Head or Tail, Ortom is bound to lose re-election considering his abysmal performance and silly arrogance.”
Abubakar Tsav does not believe that jumping ship from All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will make Ortom win election for a second term.
The elder statesman remarked that “within three years of his administration, Governor Samuel Ortom has not been able to pay full salaries and Pensions of Workers and Pensioners, respectively, despite the several interventions by Federal Government and Bank borrowings.
“He has not initiated, completed nor commissioned any Projects. His several visits to China have not impacted on the development and advancement of Benue State. “Rather his private businesses and farms are expanding and developing astronomically.”
Tsav emphasized that Ortom’s conflict with Senator George Akume, his godfather that made him governor in 2015 was a divine intervention to ease Ortom out of power. “His clash with his godfather is ordained by God to get Benue State out of the clutches of deceit and evil, and we welcome this, Tsav declared.
The elder statesman highlighted that when in 2014 Senator George Akume transferred Hon Emmanuel Jime’s mandate to Samuel Ortom, Ortom saw Akume as a good and caring leader.
“Now Akume is appalled by Ortom’s performance and wants to correct his mistakes by returning Jime’s mandate to him, but Ortom now sees Akume as a villain.
“To us, Senator George Akume is not a villain but a good, fair and just leader.
“Ortom should stop running from pillar to post but should start preparing to be an inmate to a Federal VIP House to join his anti-social cum-deviant colleagues,” Tsav declared.