I Have No Problem With Suswam, We Have Settled – Gov. Ortom


Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom said he has resolved his differences with former Governor Gabriel Suswam.

 At a stakeholders meeting at the Government House in Makurdi, Ortom said the issues, which caused their rift were not personal, adding that those who elected him told him what to do as regards the terrible financial situation he met.

 According to him, traditional rulers from Suswam’s constituency appealed for peace and so the issues were resolved.

“We have no issues again. The problems have been resolved,” the governor said.

 As soon as Governor Ortom assumed office, he constituted a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to look into the finances of the state between 2007 and 2015.

 It was discovered Suswam sold the state’s shares in the Dangote Cement Company, Gboko, for about N107 billion, allegedly misappropriated.

 Governor Ortom has canceled his engagements for today, including the scheduled swearing-in of new members of the State Executive Council, to honour victims of the crisis in Zaki-Biam market in Ukum council.

 In a statement by his media aide, Tahav Agerzua, Ortom condemned the attack. He urged the people to come up with information that could lead to the arrest of criminals, including Terwase Akwaza, a.k.a. Gana.

 The governor commiserated with families of the victims, promising that the state Security Council will work towards arresting and prosecuting the culprits
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