Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
The Benue State Government has commenced the recovery of official vehicles from political appointees, who were recently sacked from Governor Samuel Ortom’s cabinet.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Col. Paul Hembah (retd), who disclosed this to newsmen, yesterday, stated that following the disengagement of some government’s appointees by Ortom several months ago, a task force headed by him was set up to recover government’s vehicles from such persons.
Hembah, however, refuted allegations that sacked political appointees loyal to Senator George Akume were being witch-hunted through recovery of the official vehicles.
He noted that the affected persons were duly communicated, through letters, phone calls and text messages, to willingly return government’s vehicles in their custody.
The security adviser said while some of the former appointees complied with the directive and returned the vehicles in their possession, others refused by evading all communication links, even when letters were posted on their residential gates.
He further stated that all sacked appointees, irrespective of the camp to which they belong, had been asked to return government’s property in their possession, especially vehicles.