Posted by Rose Ejembi, Makurdi | 1 August 2018 | 1,176 times
Governor Samuel Ortom has described his investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a clear case of persecution and witch-hunting.
He, therefore, tasked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence probe of Security Votes right from the Presidency.
Governor Ortom stated this in a chat with newsmen shortly after a state broadcast in Makurdi, the state capital.
The governor wondered why he would be singled out among all governors in the country for such probe and advised the anti-graft agency to begin the probe from the Presidency.
Ortom who explained that he is being persecuted for enacting the Anti-Open Grazing Law and his recent defection from the ruling APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wondered why as a citizen of the country he cannot associate with any party he wants.
He maintained that he had to decamp from the APC because the interest of the Benue people and his own interest were no longer being protected.
The governor continued, “I should be free to associate with any political party of my choice. After all, they say there are no permanent enemies in politics but permanent interest.
•Excerpted from a Daily Sun report
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