The outgoing governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said he could become a freelance journalist after leaving office.
The governor disclosed this during a programme on ARISE TV earlier today. He, however, blamed the presidency for working against his victory at the poll. Ortom had during the parliamentary election lost his senatorial bid to his former aide, Titus Zam, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I know how much given to Benue State from the Villa to ensure I lost the election. And I’ve accepted it. And I’ve accepted that if another person comes, I should support that person if they need my support,” he said. “And if they don’t need my support, I will go back to my farm. I will go back to my business, and I can even be a freelance journalist.”
He added: “When you don’t forgive, it means God too will not forgive (you). As a student of the Bible and as a born-again Christian, I have forgiven President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We hope that the incoming administration will provide support, help, security, economic development, and peace for our people,” he added.
The governor advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to leave the country.
“He doesn’t need to go to the Niger Republic. He should stay here (in Nigeria) with us. All of us should work with the incoming administration and by the grace of God, we shall go from bottom to top,” he said.