He said the Federal Government should be held responsible if anything bad happened to him, adding that he was being persecuted.
Speaking during a media briefing in Abuja, the governor added that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had been ‘chasing’ him and his staff.
He alleged that an unnamed cabal had taken over the President Muhammadu Buhari regime.
Ortom said, “All of us should stand up and chase away that cabal because we did not elect any cabal. I am being persecuted because the cabal doesn’t like me. They do all sort of things and the EFCC has been chasing me and my staff for the past 10 months. I am not afraid and I have not done anything wrong.
“But they have been chasing me all over the place. Persecution is so much and they have been threatening my life. If I die today, the Federal Government should be held responsible. They are responsible because they are planning to even eliminate me but I am not going to stop. I will continue to defend my people. The primary responsibility of any responsible government is to defend the people and provide security for lives and property.”
The governor said he was ready to concede victory if he lost the governorship election in a transparent and credible electoral process.