Benue Support Electoral And Constitutional Reform Committee
The Executive Governor Samuel Orton of Benue State, has assured their total support for the Presidential Electoral and Constitutional Reform Committee been led by the former Senate President, Sen. Ken Nnamani.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Benue State, Michael Gusa (Esq) gave this assurance during a public hearing organized to collate the views of the people of the North Central zone, Nigeria at the Eliel Center in Jos, on Friday
Ortom said the people of Benue state are read to support the Committee until the aims for which it was setup to achieved it objective.
He stressed that the good people of Benue state know the important of the committee and are in full support of the Committee as set up by the President which they will continue to support.
“The Governor hopes that at the end of the day, elections would be free and fair without any acrimony and bitterness
He cautioned that the views of the good people of Benue state submitted should incorporated into the final document.
Ortom explained that the official position of Government from the ongoing Electoral and Constitutional review amendment is that we are going with the majority.
Governor Ortom called on Nigerians to always see democracy as the best system that people like and appreciate.
“That may be from people who don’t understand the workings of government or let me say, the criminal process and procedures
“When we came in as a government, we received so many complaints from the good people of Benue state that the state’s resources were diverted before we came in.
“The only thing that the Governor could do, in order to satisfy the yearnings of the people, was to set up a Commission of Inquiry, which he did and the Commission came out with its findings.
“It is from these findings, that the State Government subsequently released a Whitepaper. It is this Whitepaper that was forwarded to security agents for them to confirm what the Commission did”, according to him.
“So, the Commission’s report and findings is not in connection with that, the Government of Benue state has no link with the arrest of the former governor”, he noted.