Governor of Benue state, Dr Samuel Ortom has dismissed embattled House of Representatives member, Mark Gbillah, as lacking the capacity to pose threat to his senatorial ambition.
Gbillah and Ortom emerged candidates of the Labour Party, and Peoples Democratic Party respectively, for Benue North West senatorial district in the 2023 election, with the former having issues over being listed as candidates of two politics parties for the same poll.
Gbillah had at a press conference in Abuja, accused Governor Ortom of standing on his way ahead of the 2023 elections, claiming that the governor and his aides were the architect of his travails and working together with INEC against his electoral victory in 2023 through a publication of an online medium allegedly owned by an aide of the governor.
“It’s on record how Hon. Gbillah had embarked on a nomadic political voyage from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to PDP, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and now claims to be a member of the Labour Party, just so as to remain in the political process of the country.
“The public should not be swayed by the desperation of the drowning lawmaker whose immediate constituency rejected him. Let it also be known to all that PDP in Benue is solid and will be victorious in the forthcoming elections. Not a thousand Gbillahs can threaten the PDP,” a statement by Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ortom, Nathaniel Ikyur, said.