Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has reacted to news making the rounds that his son was involved in a murder case in the UK.
The Governor in a statement via his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Terver Akase deemed the news as false and politics taken too far.
According to Akase; “We saw a post on social media made by one Benjamin Benjamin Bju and shared by several others alleging that Governor Samuel Ortom’s son murdered someone abroad. Though the writer was specific about Governor Ortom’s name, he failed to mention the Governor’s son whom he claimed had killed somebody and the name of the country where the said incident took place.
“We find the social media post as politics taken too far. The post is not only false and malicious but is also targeted at tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of the Governor.
“None of Governor Ortom’s children has been involved in any murder case or a violence-related incident home and abroad. We challenge those behind the defamatory post to show evidence to back their allegation.
“We already alerted Benue people to expect the sponsored campaign of calumny against Governor Ortom now that elections are approaching. The objective of those sponsoring the smear campaign is to discredit and distract the Governor and by extension, the entire PDP in Benue State. “ He added.