Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday disclosed that he was waiting to hear from God to know whether to run for second term in 2019 or not.
Ortom was speaking to a group that marched to the Benue People’s House in Makurdi to express solidarity with the State Government’s anti-open grazing law and also requested the governor to run for second term in 2019.
Quoting from the Holy Bible, the governor said “A man shall receive nothing, except it is given to him from above,” adding that he would seek God’s face and that once divine approval was given, he shall contest and win.
The group noted that the step taken by the Governor was the best approach to ending the herdsmen invasion of the land and frowned at what they termed the unwarranted and provocative utterances from Miyetti Allah.
They urged the presidency to sanction leaders of the group for declaring war on Benue indigenes on account of the law.
The group also endorsed Governor Ortom for a second term and urged him to recontest the 2019 Benue guber election without fear as they would again queue up behind him.