2023: Four commissioners, Ortom’s chief of staff resign appointments

More political appointees in Benue State on Thursday resigned their appointments as the 2023 general elections draw near.

It will be recalled that Governor Samuel Ortom had given a directive to all his appointees nursing elective positions in 2023 to resign before or on September 30, 2021.

Following this directive, Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, resigned from his appointment on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the governor’s Chief of Staff, Terwase Orbunde, also resigned his appointment.

Others who also resigned their appointments were four commissioners; Information and Culture, Mrs Ngunan Addingi; Environment and Water Resources, Engineer Dondo Ahire; Education, Professor Dennis Ityavyar and Youth and Sports, Ojembe Ojotu.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the chief of staff and four commissioners are jostling to take over from their principal in 2023 while the information commissioner and his counterpart in the ministry of youth and sports are aspiring to become members of the House of Representatives on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Orbunde said he had to resign his appointment to pursue his aspiration to contest in the 2023 general elections, adding that having completed his tour of duty, he felt led by God to be available for another assignment as governor in 2023.

He said, “as we approach the twilight of the two tenures, I feel strongly led by God that I have completed my tour of duty as chief of staff and have been called to make myself available for another assignment as Benue State governor in 2023.”


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