Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Thursday stated that sponsored media attacks on his person and government will not deter him from advocating for justice, equity and fairness for all Nigerians.
Ortom also said he is ready to go back to his farm after his tenure in 2023 unless God direct him to do otherwise.
Governor Ortom stated this while addressing journalists at the Makurdi Airport on his return from a private visit to his Akwa Ibom state counterpart, Emmanuel Udom.
He said the attacks on him were being sponsored by persons who want to see the continuation of impunity and injustice in the country and have vowed to descend on anyone who dares to speak against the evil.
The governor said separationist and secessionist agitations by Nigerians were fuelled by marginalisation of other parts of the country in key decisions and lopsided appointments among other perceived forms of impunity.
He added that as one who was popularly elected and reelected by Benue people, he would continue to speak out even when others keep quiet.
He also noted that in all situations he had to consult God and if God want him to contest for another position, he will, otherwise he is ready to go back to his farm.
The governor also spoke on the recently reconstituted and inaugurated Benue state Council on Privatisation, Commercialisation of Enterprises. He said the state government would go ahead with the exercise to rejuvenate moribund industries in the state.
“I cannot be distracted by baseless attacks. I will remain focus and committed to the cause which I believed in. I will continue to speak against any injustice meted on my people in whatever form until they get justice. If I keep quiet in the face of injustice then I will be considered worse than the oppressed.’’