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‘Sponsored campaign of calumny’ – Gov Ortom denies son’s murder allegation

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has described as sponsored campaign of calumny, a report that alleged that one of his sons murdered someone in the United Kingdom.

A Facebook post by one De-Benue Emancipator had alleged that the governor’s recent trip to the UK was to settle the murder case involving his son.

But Ortom’s special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Terver Akase, in a statement, said the story is a sponsored campaign of calumny.

“We saw a post on social media made by one Benjamin Benjamin Bju and shared by several others alleging that Governor Samuel Ortom’s son murdered someone abroad.

“Though the writer was specific about Governor Ortom’s name, he failed to mention the Governor’s son whom he claimed had killed somebody and the name of the country where the said incident took place.

“We find the social media post as politics taken too far. The post is not only false and malicious but is also targeted at tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of the Governor.

“We already alerted Benue people to expect the sponsored campaign of calumny against Governor Ortom now that elections are approaching.

“The objective of those sponsoring the smear campaign is to discredit and distract the Governor and by extension, the entire PDP in Benue State”.

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