Benue Gov-elect Recounts Ordeal, ‘I Was A Motor Park Tout’

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The Governor-elect of Benue state, Chief Samuel Ortom, has recounted his grass to grace experience as a motor park tout, adding that his election as governor was a divine arrangement from God.

Speaking to The Punch in an exclusive chat in Makurdi, Ortom, admitted his elevation to hard work and firm believe 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 hardworking 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.”

The former Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment said he had dropped out of school in Form 2 due to lack of funds but this did not force him to engage in criminal activities to survive.



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