Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue, has assured residents of the state that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, would give them key appointments in his government if elected in the Feb. 16, Presidential Poll.
Ortom stated this on Tuesday when he visited the Hausa and Ipusu communities in Makurdi.
“Late former president Shehu Shagari and late President Umaru Yar’Adua gave people of Benue lots of appointments.
“Atiku will do more, hence the need to vote for him massively during the election.
“He is a friend of the people of the state and he will sustain the relationship even as the president of the country,” he said.
He also appreciated the communities for always standing by him, assuring that he would not disappoint them.
He expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win overwhelmingly during the forthcoming poll.
”God Almighty will help us to wither the storm and we will sail through,” he said.
He advised young people to stay clear of cultism, emphasising that the State Government had enacted a law against cultism and anyone found violating the law would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Responding, the leader of the Hausa Community, Alhaji Garba Baba, thanked Ortom for the visit.
Baba further said that the North Bank area always experience perennial water shortage.
He, therefore, appealed to the governor to help solve the problem which had been a thorn in the flesh of the residents.(NAN)