Contrary to report that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is critically ill, the government has said the governor is hail and hearty.
A statement by the governor’s special adviser on media and publicity, Terver Akase dismissed ongoing speculation that the governor is critically down..
Akase while making the clarification said:
“A number of people have asked questions about the plaster on Governor Samuel Ortom’s forehead in the last few days. As a Governor whose wellbeing is the concern of his people, it is appropriate that we inform Benue people at all times about his engagements, health and movements.
“Like any other human being, Governor Ortom had a boil on the right side of his forehead and had a minor surgery. The plaster was placed to prevent infection. It is nothing serious to worry about.
“We deeply appreciate all the calls and questions from the good people of Benue State.
“Governor Ortom is in sound health and has continued to carry out his engagements, one of which is today’s Official commissioning of the reconstructed and upgraded Aper-Aku Lodge at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi by the Ag. BOT Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Adolphus Wabara.”