Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state believes that he can retain his seat should he contest in the 2019 governorship election. According to him, no one can defeat him in the 2019 general election should God give him the go ahead to contest, Daily Post reports.
Ortom recalled that in 2015, God asked him to resign his appointment as a federal minister and run for the Benue number one seat and he won.
The governor made this known in an interactive section on Radio Nigeria, 105.3, Harvest FM, Makurdi.
He said: “I had money before becoming governor. I’m not interested in money making. I’m here to serve. Those who tell lies will be punished by God himself.
“I have a covenant with Benue people, I have a covenant with God. Failure will not be part of this Government.”
“The Bible says better is the end of a thing than the beginning. I’m a leader of those who are for me, and those who are against me. When hunger came, I defeated it. When poverty came, I defeated it. When ignorance came, I defeated it.”
On the 2019 governorship election, the self-acclaimed Man of God said: “If God tells me to contest elections in 2019 as he told me in 2015, I will do same and nobody will defeat me.”