Ortom attack ex Benue governor over comments
It would be recalled that Lawani in an interview granted newsmen last week castigated the governor for defecting to the opposition People’s Democratic Party PDP and passed a vote of no confidence on him.
But in a sharp reaction to Lawani’s stand, Special Assistant to the governor on media and ICT Tahav Argezua said the former Deputy Governor veered off course in the interview.
“Of course, by bashing Governor Ortom, Chief Lawani hopes to impress the owner of the party in the state in the hope that he would be given the platform to run on a platter of gold.
“Otherwise, what the former Deputy Governor ought to do at the moment is to seek to impress his constituents about how he discharged the eight-year mandate the people of the state gave him to their benefit.
“He should also be listing his legislative agenda rather than casting aspersions on the Governor.
“The statement he made about why Governor Ortom defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rather exposed him to ridicule as someone bending backwards to curry favour.
‘We recall how Chief Lawani showered praises on Governor Ortom at different times regarding his performance in office. The former Deputy Governor was specific in his speech in Otukpo during the campaign for the 2016 Benue South re-run senatorial election that he and others had decided to join the APC because of the laudable performance of the Governor.
‘We hope that Chief Lawani still remembers that the APC had passed numerous votes of confidence on Governor Ortom and that it adopted him as its sole governorship candidate for 2019 at its last state Congress,” he said.