Following a meeting with king makers and contestants for the vacant Tor Tiv stool, Governor Samuel Ortom has announced that a new monarch will emerge on the 20th December 2016.
Ortom who convened the meeting at the Benue Peoples House today urged the king makers to deploy dialogue as much as possible in the selection process and to vote as a last resort.
He also urged the Tiv Traditional Council to first resolve the issue of who would produce the next Tor Tiv between the Ipusu lineage in Sankera or Kwande so that only contestants from one of the two blocks would emerge as the paramount ruler.
The Governor urged the royal fathers to select someone who would unite the people and propel the Tiv people to proper recognition and reckoning at the national level and appealed to contestants to live and let live with the consciousness that power belonged to God who crowns kings.
He reiterated his pledge not to interfere with the selection process.