Gov. Ortom encourages young men to marry and settle down by sponsoring their marriages – Aide
The Special Adviser on Media and ICT to the Benue sate governor Tahav Argezua says his principal believes in supporting young men to stand on their feet and as well encourages them to get married by sponsoring their weddings.
Argezua was reacting to reports that Governor Samuel Samuel Ortom was hiring thugs to fight members of the opposition in the state saying since assumption of office he has never ever resorted to the use of thugs to accomplish any task for him.
“Indeed, by his disposition and aversion to the patronage of thugs, thuggery is no longer attractive in the state and has been reduced to the very minimum.
“Governor Ortom is a firm believer in the rule of law and due process. When he feels that his rights have been infringed upon or that falsehood has been published against him he takes the opportunity of the right of reply or seeks redress in the courts of law.
“The claim by one gentleman that the Governor sent thugs to attack him on Sunday because he belongs to another party is uncharitable and untenable, to say the least.
“The gentleman in question who has been shopping for who to blame for his attack, if indeed it happened, first mentioned another person on Facebook before he changed his narrative for partisan and other purposes.
“For young people like him, what Governor Ortom does is to support them to stand on their feet.
“He also encourages them to marry and settle down by sponsoring their marriages and many times personally attends their weddings. Governor Ortom has nothing whatsoever to gain from any attack on anyone,’ he said.