Gov Alia Denies Witch-hunting Ortom


Gov. Hyacinth Alia of Benue said he was focused on governance and service delivery to the people and not after his predecessor, Mr Samuel Ortom.

KOKO TV reports that Mr Terver Akase, a media aide to Ortom and the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Bemgba Iortyom, had accused Alia of harassing and witch-hunting Ortom.

This is contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Tersoo Kula on Wednesday in Makurdi.

Alia said he was focused on governance and service delivery and do not have the time to go after Ortom or trivialities.

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He said that the Assets Recovery Committee inaugurated on June 22 was not to witch hunt anyone, but to recover government property sold and kept in the wrong hands.


Ortom was not and has never been the target, as his aide and the publicity secretary of his party would want the Benue people to believe in a bid to curry public sympathy.

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“The discovery and recovery of numerous vehicles at a private building within the state capital by the committee is an indication that they have truly swung into action.

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