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Benue: My story as a motor park tout to an elected governor, act of God – Samuel Ortom

Written By Idoma Television on Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 8:34:00 AM

Benue State incoming Governor, Samuel Ortom, has opened up on his journey from motor park to the government house.

He described his experience as divine arrangement and the hand work of God.
Speaking with Punch in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, the former minister who would take over the mantle of leadership from Gabriel Suswam on Friday said his elevation from grass to grace was due to hard work and his faith in God.

He said, “My journey from being a motor park tout to an elected governor is purely a divine arrangement. I cast my mind back to when I dropped out of school in Form 2 but I remained hard working and I did not engage in crime to survive.

“One thing I know is that hard work pays and you must keep faith with God; power belongs to God and He alone gives it to whoever He will.”
Ortom said he had dropped out of school in Form 2 due to lack of funds but that it did not force him to engage in criminal activities to survive.

He said, “The process of selection of delegates in the last PDP governorship election was manipulated by the leadership of the party to thwart my ambition and frustrate the people who all supported me. But God vindicated me and blessed me, and now I am an elected governor”.
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