- Governor Samuel Ortom and his predecessor, Gabriel Suswam hold, reconciliation meeting in Benue state
- He says he and Suswam have agreed to work together for the overall development of the state
The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom and his predecessor, Gabriel Suswam have settled their political differences and agreed to work together for the common good of the state.
The reconciliation meeting between both politicians took place at the palace of the paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, Tor Tiv, HRM Professor James Ayatse in Gboko, Leadership reports.
The newspaper states that the meeting which began about 5pm on Sunday, February 18, spanned to 2am on Monday February 19.
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NAIJ.com learnt that the parley was attended by the six first class chiefs in Tiv land and traditional rulers from both Suswam’s Sankera axis and their counterparts from Ortom’s Minda axis.
Speaking on the outcome of the reconciliation meeting, Governor Ortom said he and his predecessor have actually agreed to sheathe their swords and work together for the overall development of the state.
“The meeting was a reconciliatory meeting. I was there with former Governor, Suswam. The Tor Tiv said he noticed that the relationship between myself and the former governor was not good and that we should sheathe our swords for the common good of the people."
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Meanwhile, Samuel Ortom has said some unknown persons are threatening his life because of the open grazing prohibition law enacted by his administration.
Vanguard reports that Ortom made the disclosure in Makurdi, the Benue state capital on Monday, February 19. The governor said he had informed the matter to security agencies so that those behind the threats could be arrested.
Ortom expressed the belief that life belongs to God and not in the hands of any person who is not happy with the open grazing prohibition law, 2017.
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