2023: I have no anointed candidate, says Gov. Ortom

AS stakeholders have continued to strategize ahead of the 2023 governorship and other elective offices in Benue state, the state Governor, Samuel Ortom has declared that he has no preferred candidate for any of the offices that would be contested for

This even as the governor handed an October 1 dateline to members of his cabinet who wish to contest the 2023 elections to resign their appointments.

Ortom who disclosed this while responding to questions from newsmen at the weekend also stated that he was yet to get confirmation from God as to what would be his next political move after completing his second tenure as governor in the state

The Governor who was asked whether he would be contesting for the presidency or going to the Senate or he would be returning to his farm said it all depends on what God tells him to do.

“For me, I haven’t confirmed from God which position to contest. If God says go to the farm, that’s is what I will do. Whatever He asks me to do is what I will do.

The Governor expressed his firm believe that man can receive nothing except it is given to him by God, recalled that he had always got the backing of God in all the elective positions he had ever contested for.

While noting that he had no favourite candidate yet, the Governor said he had always asked all those who come to inform him about their political ambition ahead of 2023 whether they had heard God tell them clearly to run for the position they want to contest for.

He however expressed the optimism that before the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) goes into the primaries, they would be able to reach consensus as to who goes for what position.

“If we cannot reach consensus, we will go into the primaries and whoever emerges will be supported,” the Governor said.

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