By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it celebrates the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ioraer Ortom on the joyous occasion of his 57th birthday.
This was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi.
“Governor Ortom’s life progression and achievements are indeed an inspiration to many. Despite an earlier hitch in life which saw him unable to complete secondary school due to financial constraints, he rose from becoming a professional driver to bagging a Masters Degree and Ph.D.
“Governor Ortom has over the years proven himself as an astute businessman, politician and administrator who has used his positions –past and present- to advance charitable causes- particularly in medical and capacity-building philanthropy.
“As Governor, Ortom’s inspirational leadership and progressive politics has endeared him to the people as a bridge-builder and true servant-leader whose conduct transcend religious, ethnic and political leanings.
“Governor Ortom’s administration continues to leave indelible marks in Benue state particularly in the areas of poverty alleviation, infrastructure, education, agriculture, rural and urban development and economic development.
“The APC family wishes Governor Ortom a happy birthday and good health in continuous service to the party and nation,” it stated.