Hope for Idoma Nation as senior government official makes huge statement

  • Shortly after being accused of sabotaging plans for the emergence of an Idoma governor, David Olofu reacted
  • Olofu, who is the Benue state finance commissioner, said some people were spreading misleading accounts about his political career.
  • According to Olofu, the Idoma Nation has the highest chance of becoming the next governor of Benue State in the general election of 2023

Makurdi- Benue State Finance Commissioner David Olofu has said that the possibility of the Idoma Nation producing the state’s next governor is quite high.

Urging the Idoma not to relent in their efforts for one of their own to bring forth a successor to Governor Samuel Ortom, the commissioner said all hope was not yet lost as the 2023 elections approached.

Olofu said the position of deputy state governor is not elective. Photo: David Olofu
Source: UGC

Reacting to the claim that he is trying to jeopardize the emergence of an Idoma governor by eyeing the position of the Deputy Governor of Benue State, Olofu said such claims are malicious and without foundation.

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Olofu, speaking with reporters on Friday May 6, admitted that the nomination of Benson Abounu as the Idoma consensus candidate in the party is a sign that the people are on the right track.

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He noted that there has never been a time when the Idoma people were as united and sincere in their unrest as they are now.

His words:

“Since 1999, this is the only time the people of Idoma would unanimously field a single candidate in the PDP primaries.

“It’s a good hope for us as a people and I pray it will end with praise.”

He advised his Idoma relatives, especially various agitation groups, such as Olohi Ka’Idoma, to heed Governor Ortom’s advice, continuing to lobby Tiv stakeholders for a possible deal ahead of the primaries. .

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Responding to Labor Allegations Against the Idoma People

Speaking on ‘Olohi Ka’Idoma’s’ allegation that he was secretly working to jeopardize the chances of becoming governor of Idoma, so that he could become deputy governor, Olofu asked the people to stand firm.

He added that those pushing such a narrative are just hallucinating.

He said:

“Those familiar with the activities of political parties and the electoral process in Nigeria would agree with me that no one speaks of a deputy governor of a state except that the candidate for governor emerges in the party, after the primaries.

“How can we talk about the post of deputy governor when we don’t yet know who will be flying the party flag?

Olofu also clarified that unlike other positions, the post of deputy governor is not contestable and is usually zoned in a particular area agreed upon by stakeholders.

He said:

“No one would insult me ​​for supporting an unfair or disloyal aspiration of an individual.

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“I will continue to work with like-minded people and party leaders, to ensure fairness, fairness, justice and fair distribution of positions and democratic dividends.”

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The Benue state finance commissioner had been accused of trying to undermine the emergence of an Idoma governor.

The allegation was made by Olohi Ka’Idoma, a socio-political group in Benue against the state finance commissioner.

According to the group, Olofu serves its selfish interest to the detriment of the general interest of the Idoma nation.

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Governor Samuel Ortom said Wednesday May 4 that he had never promised Terwase Orbunde, his former chief of staff, or anyone else that they would succeed him as number one in Benue.

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The governor debunked the claim during a meeting with some stakeholders from the Kwande mid-zone of the state.

According to the Ortom, state stakeholders would have the opportunity to select the candidate to increase the party’s chances of winning the elections in 2023.

Source: Legit.ng

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