The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom says since leaving the APC, he has been able to pay salaries of workers in Benue state
He said he will not be intimidated by the EFCC as the anti-graft agency continues with some investigations
The governor, however, agrees to face the law if his administration is found wanting even though he is not
The governor on Tuesday, November 14, alleged that the country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has become a department in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Daily Trust reports that Ortom made this allegation while swearing-in nine new commissioners who replaced those sacked in August 2018.
The governor said EFCC is an arm of APC that intimidate opposition parties
Governor Ortom also said since he left the APC for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), he had done well with payment of salaries and that he is no longer under undue pressure to satisfy the caprices of certain ‘men’.
“There is no godfatherism again in Benue under my watch. That is why you can see that since I detached myself from godfathers, even salary I have been able to pay as at when due.
“Since I left APC, I have been paying salaries. In APC, godfathers will not allow me but now I’m a free man,” he added.