Governor Ortom has debunked rumours that he wanted to secure a N10 million loan

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has debunked the rumour online that he was making attempt to lobby the state’s House of Assembly members into approving a N10 billion loan, The Punch reports.
The governor, in a statement, sought for decorum, calling for people of the state and concerned Nigerians to see the claim as a spurious lie flying in the face of fact.

ivyukula.com. gathered from eagleee.com that the chief press secretary to Governor Ortom, Terver Akase, alleged that the rumour was being circulated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to drag the governor to disrepute ahead of 2019.
He said: “This particular lie smacks of frustration and fury within the APC camp to drag the name and office of Governor Samuel Ortom into disrepute having failed in all their previous attempts to remove the governor through illegality and impunity.
“For a party which still controls power at the centre, the APC appears not to understand the role of a governing party and has assumed the role of the opposition.
“The party’s latest false claim that the Benue state government plans to obtain the alleged loan is the height of desperation by a political party bent on misleading the public.
“We reassure the good people of Benue state that the government has met all requirements set by the Central Bank of Nigeria and the recently recalled Paris Club refund will soon be returned to the state for payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities.”
Meanwhile, QUEEN AMINA BLOG (ivyukula.com) previously gathered from eagleee.com which reported that the workers in Benue state slumped at the state secretariat on Tuesday, September, 25, when they heard that the federal government had recalled the N14.9 billion final tranche of the Paris Club debt refund already paid to the state.
The news reportedly caused commotion among thousands of state and local government workers who were shocked by the report.

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