1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has described the over seven years leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as characterised by misrule and mismanagement of the commonwealth of Nigeria on a scale of genocidal proportions.
This is even as the party’s spokesperson Bemgba Iortyom in a statement of felicitation with Benue People at the new year stated that “we equally empathize with all the victims of the national catastrophe called APC mis-rule which ranks as the greatest disaster to have befallen Nigeria since independence, by far more adverse in impact than even the civil war.”
2. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed how his colleagues in the military were jealous of him when he was sent to India and the United States for military training during the 30 months of civil war.
Nigeria fought a civil war with Biafra – mainly the old Eastern part of Nigeria which started over alleged marginalisation and genocide committed against the people of the region in the North.
3. The Chief Judge of Benue State, Justice Aondover Kaka’an, has decried the dilapidated infrastructure of courtrooms, and staff quarters, declaring that the development is hindering the effective administration of justice in the state.
Kaka’an noted that many of the courtrooms had become uninhabitable with leaking roofs, broken windows and decayed furniture, while staff quarters have been taken over by rodents and reptiles.
4. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has prayed for a new Nigeria where peace and security will be guaranteed even as he tasks citizens to join the vanguard to rescue the country from all forms of malaise.
This was contained in his new year message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur.
According to the CPS, the governor opined that the vision of a new Nigeria can be realised “if we consciously participate in the electoral process to elect credible leaders into various offices in 2023.”
5. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has reaffirmed confidence in its leadership of Governor Samuel Ortom, and his stand on issues both at the national and local levels of the polity.
The party, in a statement by the state Publicity Secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, hailed Ortom’s leadership quality and resilience which it described as the ‘Benue Spirit’, saying that had kept the state thriving under the most challenging circumstances.
6. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has charged Christians in the state to maintain close fellowship with each other to strengthen their faith in serving God with clear focus on achieving righteousness.
He gave the charge Monday, January 2nd, 2023 at the “The Brethren” annual Prayer and Praise Convocation with the theme; “Engaging the Next Generation” held at the Chapel of Grace, Benue People’s House, Makurdi.