Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Governor Suswan begs Governor-elect not to forget him

Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, yesterday pleaded with  the Governor-elect, Chief Samuel Ortom, not to forget him when he assumes office on May 29 2015.

Suswam, who congratulated Ortom on his victory at the polls  begged the governor-elect to look after him after his exit from office next month.

According to Nigeria Pilot, the governor stated this yesterday at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Makurdi, when he played host to Ortom.

He said, “When I leave (office), I will be a burden on you and you must take care of  me.” Suswam also said his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would not challenge Ortom’s victory in court, stressing that litigation would be an unnecessary distraction for the incoming government.

Earlier, Ortom, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said he was overwhelmed when the governor called him on Sunday to congratulate him on his victory at the polls.

He noted that the governor’s attitude signified a new dawn for the state and commended him for displaying “sound maturity” on the outcome of the election.

He also praised his PDP opponent, Terhemen Tarzoor, who he said, had called to congratulate him.

Meanwhile, Suswam said he had started a peaceful transition to enable the governor-elect to take over from him

Meanwhile, former minister of justice, Mike Aondoakaa (SAN) and Suswam’s deputy, Chief Steven Lawani and a member-elect of the House of Representatives for the Ukum, Katsina-Ala and Logo, Emmanuel Udende defected to the APC recently.

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