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Benue: Gov Ortom inaugurates transition committee

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has set up a transition committee in preparation for the handing over to the incoming administration on May 29, 2023.

According to the statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Nathaniel Ikyur, the transition committee is headed by the Secretary to the State Government, (SSG), Prof Tony Ijohor, with all members of the State Executive Council as members.

It also stated that the director of the EXCO, Mr Bartholomew Aondoaver Ageraga, will serve as Secretary of the Committee.

Governor Ortom announced the committee’s composition at the State Executive Council meeting held Wednesday, March 22, at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, adding that the Committee is expected to come up with its report within three weeks.

Speaking on last Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections, Governor Ortom blamed the security agencies for militarising the election in the state.

He recalled how people were allegedly intimidated and tortured, and in some places killed allegedly by the security deployed by the Federal Government.

He said the party was studying the outcome of the election results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and would soon make its position known to the public.

Governor Ortom urged the people of the state to remain peaceful, adding that his administration remained committed to the cause of peace.

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