“my critics in Benue are lazy drunkards who drinks from 9 am everyday – Ortom

Governor of Benue state, Governor Samuel Ortom has accused those criticizing him in the state of being lazy.

The governor also said his critics are perpetual drunkards who drink alcohol from as early as 9 am in the state.

Governor Ortom’s outburst is related to the increasing criticisms of his administration by Benue residents.

Daily Trust newspaper quoted Ortom saying, some of them usually start drinking from the early hours of the day until dusk. He said instead of his critics to be diligent like some ethnic groups resident in the state, they rather choose to castigate him. The governor was said to have made the remarks when he commissioned a mega Pentecostal Church in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.

In His words: “If you go round Makurdi town, our people start drinking beer from 9 am and some from there, they will go to sleep and they come back and insult the governor for not helping them to add value to their lives. “Every new building that you see in Benue state, they say that it’s Samuel Ortom that is building; he is stealing and doing that. “In politics, people say a lot of things: blackmail, insults and intimidation, you face all sorts of things no matter what you do with the people, they always find something around.” The governor, however, posited that Benue is God’s own state and urged the people to holdfast their God-given talents by being faithful in what they do as he emphasised the need for them to always learn to work with God.

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