DAILY FILE – Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has alleged that the Federal Government is planning to eliminate him, saying Nigerians should hold the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government responsible should anything untoward happen to him.
He said this in Abuja yesterday, while briefing the media on key developments in Benue, just as he accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of persecuting him for defecting from APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“If I die today, the Federal Government should be held responsible because they are planning to eliminate me. I am not going to stop. I will continue to defend my people.
“I know that I am being persecuted because the cabal does not like me. They do all kind of things. EFCC has been chasing me and my staff members for the past 10 months. I have not done anything wrong, but the persecution is so much that they are now threatening my life,” he said.
He also disclosed that apart from pensions, he has been able to settle salary arrears of workers since January 2018.
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