Following his victory at the Supreme Court, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday, vowed to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Benue State. He added that his administration no longer has excuse not to perform.
Ortom, made this declaration in Makurdi shortly after the Supreme Court judgement affirmed his victory at the polls and dismissed the petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Mr Emmanuel Jime.
The elated governor thanked the people of Benue State for giving him another term.
“I remain grateful and I owe them good governance, dividends of democracy and cooperation in ensuring that we add value to the development of Benue State."
He also reaffirmed his confidence in the Nigerian Judiciary, which he said had once more proven itself as a `true pillar of democracy’.
However, the governor affirmed that “Politics is now over, elections and litigations are all over, we can now work together."
He added that “No more litigation, no more distractions, now, I will be focused to deliver dividends of democracy to our people. We will ensure that we add value to education, health services, rural transformation infrastructural development, water supply and all."
Ortom noted that “Benue belongs to all of us and the responsibility of adding value to the development is the responsibility of all of us."
However, he called on all Benue sons and daughters irrespective of party affiliations, to join the government in moving the state forward.
"Because there is no more excuse again, no time, we will be in a hurry to do the work," he stressed.