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Dr. Gabriel Suswam: I don’t begrudge Samuel Ortom

Former governor of Benue State, Dr. Gabriel Suswam has said that he harboured no bitterness against his successor, Governor Samuel Ortom, or anybody that is behind his travails, which he described, had been “from one jail to another and from one court to the other.”


Suswam stated this yesterday while addressing Pastors at the ongoing Synod of the Universal Reformed Christian Church (URCC) otherwise referred to as NKST at Mkar in Gboko Local Government Area of the state.


“I accept my present condition as the work of God and I consider it as inevitable and for every human being especially a leader like me,” the former governor said.

Suswam, who said he had every reason to praise God, however, pointed out: “I used the opportunity God gave me as a leader to develop Benue State and build Tiv sons and daughters including my enemies. I did not probe, prosecute or wrote a petition against my predecessor (Akume).


“But the same opportunity another Tiv son is using it to destroy Suswam and other Tiv sons and daughters including the unity I built in the land.


I have no bitterness against anybody because God has designed it for me, but I pray that this shouldn’t be precedence in Tiv land because my friend, Governor Ortom too will one day become a former governor.”



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