Benue State Governor elect, Chief Dr Samuel Ortom, has disclosed that he would focus on reconciling the people of the state in the first 100 days of his administration.
He spoke when a group of five former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants visited him to congratulate him at his Makurdi residence.
Chief Dr Ortom stated that if the people were united they could do much more than if they went their separate ways.
The former Minister of State, Industry, Trade, and Investment said he would tap the talents of all the people of the state irrespective of ethnicity, political and religious affiliations in order to enable him propel it forward.
He said the aspirants were experienced and patriotic sons and daughters of the state who sought to offer quality service to the people and assured that he would rely on them to deliver on his mandate even as he pledged to promote excellence above sycophancy and mediocrity.
The Governor-elect stated that his doors remained open to the former aspirants who he said were free to offer suggestions about what could be open done as well as draw his attention if he went wrong.
Spokesman of the group, Mr Hingah Biem, while congratulating Chief Dr Ortom urged him to reconcile the people of the state, transform it for the better and intiate policies that would encourage the people particularly youths to respect constituted authority while serving as a positive role model.
He said the people of the state had spoken and that they had accepted their verdict and resolved to give him the needed support to enable him to succeed.
Dr Eugene Aliegba, Barrister Alex Adum, Engr. Ada Chenge, and Andy Uwouku, were together with Mr. Biem.
Later, Mr Akange Audu, who had also aspired to be governor on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, joined the group.