Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has come out to make clear his touch upon residents “drinking beer” and sleeping all day.
This clarification was made in a press release on Saturday by Nathaniel Ikyur, chief press secretary to the governor.
He stated the remark was directed at members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue.
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The governor was stated to have made the comment on Friday when commissioning the brand new constructing of RCN Embassy Church in Makurdi, Benue state capital.
Reacting to the backlash that trailed the utterance, the governor’s chief press secretary defined that Governor Ortom was chatting with “a few” individuals who “have conditioned their minds to malign him”
“We wish to state categorically that the news, especially the caption is a completely mischievous misrepresentation and an attempt to ridicule the person of the governor,” the assertion reads partly.
The assertion added that Ortom acknowledges how the folks of Benue, in 2015 and 2019, displayed their love for him by electing him governor twice.