Former governor of the state, Mr Gabriel Suswam has appealed to people in the state to avoid politics of calumny and stop demonising their leaders, just in order to score cheap political point.
Immediate past governor of Benue state Gabriel Suswam has appealed to people in the state to avoid politics of calumny and stop demonising their leaders, just in order to score cheap political point.
Suswam who spoke at a thanksgiving organised by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Assembly members in the state for him and his wife, noted that the state will be tearing itself apart if the people continue to engage in things that will bring disunity.
“We should be doing things that will engender good spirit in ourselves instead of engaging in things that will unnecessarily portray our leaders bad in the sight of other people, because this will cause us to lose so big things,” he said.
He said while he served as governor of Benue state he did his part and contributed his quarter to development of the state nothing that all the achievement he recorded while in office are there for people of the state to see.
“Our interest should be what we will do for the people and development of the state, when Akume left the seat as governor people crucified him but I refused to join them because I knew I will one day leave office as governor.
The former governor referred to Benue as one of the most difficult states to govern saying no matter what you do as governor people insult you, adding “Akume was a thief, today I am a thief and tomorrow another person will be a thief.”
“We are now going through economic hard times, when the problem started and I could not pay salaries people thought I was stealing money, but the same situation is now affecting the present government and they too are finding it difficult to now pay salary,” Suswam noted.
He called on people of the state to support governor Samuel Ortom administration noting that it is only by doing so that government will be able do deliver democratic dividends to the people.
– John Shiaondo, Makurdi