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I am a born again Christian not a wizard – Ortom

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The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom as described as “laughable’’ trending speculation that suggested that he was a wizard.

Ortom said this at the opening ceremony of a two-day Governor’s Retreat for Benue Government Appointees in Makurdi.

The governor noted that he became a child of God after becoming a born- again Christian in 1979, adding that: “since then I have professed Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour’’

He, therefore, said the insinuations making around claiming he was head of wizards in Benue remained a “fallacy and laughable’’.

Ortom also said such suggestion was a misrepresentation of his Christian faith, adding that there was no reason for people to doubt his religious belief.

According to the governor, no human being makes him governor as God alone anoints him Benue governor as far back as 1992’’, he said.

He said God went on to perfect His plan for him by fulfilling His prophecy in 2015.

Ortom explained that he had experienced numerous challenges and faced persecution before eventually becoming the governor.

The governor further explained that God had used him to cement many people’s election in the past in the state.

He, therefore urged the appointees to be steadfast, dedicated to their responsibilities and stay away from anything that would make anti- graft agencies come after them.