THE CABLE reports that ,the governor said this at the Nigerian air force base, Makurdi, the state capital, while speaking with journalists on Wednesday.
Ortom,who defected from the ruling APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in July following his misunderstanding with his estranged godfather who told him the party was not going to give him a ticket on it ticket said;
“He is the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and whatever he is doing, it is our responsibility to give him adequate protocol,” he said.
“He is our president, and this is beyond party… so I am doing all the needful. There is no special thing in what I am doing, it is what I am supposed to do as governor of Benue state irrespective of party because he remains my president and I respect him.
“I have no personal issues with him; we talk about policies and issues there is no personal grudge. So, I am here to receive him, and I have made adequate arrangement. This state belongs to Mr President. So he has access, he can be here and do whatever he wants.”
The Tiv traditional rulers in BENUE state also dressed the president in the TIV cultural attire… …