The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has directed that all his appointees interested in contesting the 2019 elections should resign before May 29 or be sacked.
Ortom, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said the decision was to give the affected appointees enough time to concentrate on their campaign programmes while paving the way for others to assume such positions and also contribute to the development of the state.
In a related development, the governor also ordered the suspension of the proposed privatisation of government enterprises.
He said the decision to suspend the privatisation process was due to concerns expressed by residents in the state.
The statement said, “The governor is to make further consultations with stakeholders before deciding on the next line of action in the best interest of the state.”