Benue gov, Ortom displays ballot paper, votes for Obi

Benue gov, Ortom displays ballot paper, votes for Obi

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has voted for Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).

Ortom, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had earlier endorsed Obi against Atiku Abubakar,  the presidential candidate of the PDP.

He is also part of a five-member group of PDP governors at loggerheads with the national leadership of the party.

The governor voted for Obi at his polling unit in Tse-Ortom, Mzondu ward, Guma LGA of the state on Saturday.

Ortom, who is contesting for Benue north-west senatorial seat, had earlier said he was ready to sacrifice his senatorial bid for the victory of the LP candidate.

“For me, it’s not even that I’m contesting an election. Yes, the form was bought for me by the people of Benue State. I’ve gone round, they have accepted that they will vote me,” he had said.

“But if I’m to sacrifice my senatorial ambition for Peter Obi to win, so shall it be. I know that if [any group of] people are connected in this world, they are the Igbo. This is the opportunity you have to say that an Igbo man from the South-East is president.”

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