Don’t vote Jime, his wife is Idoma – Mrs Ortom tells Zone B women

Published on January 11, 2019

Wife of Benue state Governor, Mrs Eunice Ortom has asked women of Benue Northwest senatorial zone not to vote for her husband’s opponent in the All Progressives Congress, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Jime because his wife is of Idoma tribe.

The first lady who said this during a rally for women of the zone held at the IBB square in Makurdi earlier today, added that there was no room for “amahue first lady” in government house – Amahue is a derogatory name for the Idoma people in Tiv language.

Mrs Ortom urged the women to vote her husband, saying the Governor is the only person that can defend Benue people from Fulani herdsmen attacks.

She promised that her husband would clear up the unpaid salary issue during his second term and ask the women to maintain their support for him.

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Written by Oriri Peter

Oriri Onu Peter is the Chief Executive Officer of Penessaj Communication, a Media Consultant, Blogger and Publisher of He is also an Entrepreneur, a Public Commentator, Social Activist and a Humanitarian.

Peter is currently a volunteer with Amnesty International (AI), Udukhotse Foundation, Global Youths Skills Acquisition and Poverty Eradication Organization (GYSAPEO) and Community Manager, Empower, Engage and Educate Initiative amongst others.

He holds the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Sociology from the Benue State University, Makurdi.

Peter has been instrumental in attracting developmental projects to his state through his social media platform.

An indigene of Benue State, Peter is currently based in Abuja.

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