IN SHORT: As Nigeria’s elections near, politicians continue to be falsely quoted. One jarring statement attributed to governor Samuel Ortom is false.
Ortom is set to leave office after the general elections that kick off in February.
For months, Benue’s state-employed workers have complained about unpaid salaries.
But did Ortom really say December salaries weren’t paid because the state wanted to stop its workers from drinking on Christmas Day?
No evidence of quote to be found
There’s no detail in the quote about when and where the governor supposedly said it.
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