<<< By Jimin Geoffrey >>>
Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that his defection from the All Progressives Congress, APC was in rejection of a political party which treats the killing of his people with kid gloves.
He stated this today at St. Michael’s Catholic Rectory Ameladu during a thanksgiving service in his honour.
The Governor noted that he is being persecuted by the Federal Government and his former political party, APC because he refused to surrender Benue land to herders.
He noted that the agenda of the invaders was not for grazing but to take over the land from the real owners, stressing that he would never be party to such evil agenda.
Governor Ortom reassured the people of the state of his administration’s commitment to protecting their interests no matter the level of intimidation and threats.
He acknowledged the spiritual and humanitarian works of the priest in charge of the Rectory, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Asue, noting that the clergy man’s interventions in health, education and empowerment had greatly complemented the efforts of government.
In a sermon, Rev. Fr. Asue urged those God has blessed to always assist the needy.
He charged Christians not to allow material things to hinder them from inheriting the kingdom of God, adding that they should rather use their material possessions as a stepping stone to make Heaven.