By Emmanuel Iorliam
The former minister of Industry Trade and Investment chief Dr Samuel Ortom has again floored the Executive Governor of Benue state His Excellency Dr Gabriel Suswam. Ortom whose candidate Barr William Ortyom defeated Suswam’s anointed stooge Terseer Adzuu in the just concluded PDP keenly, fairly and freely contested primaries where ortom’s favourite polled 34 votes against Suswam’s anointed who got 30 has again demonstrated his supremacy against Suswam. Information gathered indicated that Suswam who was uncomfortable with Ortom challenging his foisted candidate on Benue people had allegedly infiltrated the camps of the APC to ensure Ortom never secure the ticket. He was however shocked that the other candidates unanimously adopted Ortom as their consensus candidate for the opposition APC. Not done with that, Suswam, it is alleged is exploring other avenues of frustrating the most acceptable candidate by the Benue populace. When contacted, a close associate of Ortom who pleaded not to be mentioned said they were already aware of the antics aimed at frustrating their boss but concluded that they have perfected plans to counter any move from the power that be. But the question on the lips of many begging for answers is if Suswam knew the strength of Ortom, what stopped him to have done the needful. Ortom who is believed not to be a push-over in politics has already joined forces with the likes of former governor and minority leader in the Senate and opposition leader George Akume and the former national chairman of PDP chief BIA Gemade to form a formidable team. Whatever comes up only time shall tell.