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Why I Won’t Allow Anyone Compare Me To Jesus – Ortom Tells Supporters

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described as heresy inscriptions on a campaign bus in the state which compared him to Jesus Christ, saying that as a Christian he would never accept such comparison.

According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, the governor expressed dismay at the  circulation of the picture of a campaign vehicle which bears an inscription that compares the efforts of Governor Samuel Ortom for the people of Benue state and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for humanity.

The statement read, “We have noted with dismay, the circulation of the picture of a campaign vehicle which bears an inscription that compares the efforts of Governor Samuel Ortom for the people of Benue state and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for humanity.

“As a Christian, Governor Ortom regards the inscription as heresy as he would never at any time equate himself with Jesus Christ.

“The governor has never instructed anyone to make such an inscription and wishes to dissociate himself from it. He also urges the people of the state and other Nigerians to disregard the inscription which might be the imagination of an overzealous supporter or the fabrication of political opportunists.

“Governor Ortom has directed that if indeed such a vehicle exists, the owner should be requested to erase the inscription. The governor urges his supporters to always employ decorum in engaging with members of the public.”

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