Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has come out to clarify his comment on citizens “drinking beer” and sleeping all day.
This clarification was made in a statement on Saturday by Nathaniel Ikyur, chief press secretary to the governor.
He said the comment was directed at members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue.
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The governor was said to have made the remark on Friday when commissioning the new building of RCN Embassy Church in Makurdi, Benue state capital.
Reacting to the backlash that trailed the utterance, the governor’s chief press secretary explained that Governor Ortom was speaking to “a few” persons 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 statement reads in part.
The statement added that Ortom acknowledges how the people of Benue, in 2015 and 2019, displayed their love for him by electing him governor twice.