Ortom-Suswam feud deepens
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his predecessor, Mr Gabriel Suswam, yesterday appeared to have taken their seeming enmity to a new height as their feud over the financial situation of the state deepened.
Governor Ortom had, through his media aide, Tahav Agerzua, in a statement titled, “Suswam, when will you bring back our stolen money”, urged the former governor to return what he took away from the state’s treasury.
“Benue people not just youths, are asking at the moment, Suswam, when will you return the funds you looted to the treasury?,” the statement asked.
But in a swift reaction, Suswam yesterday threatened to expose the secret deal of the present administration, saying that he had been pushed to a point of fighting back against the current governor.
“I have at the tip of my fingers all dirty and underhand deals so far perpetrated by this administration and would keep quiet no more. Ortom and his handlers should understand that since I have discovered that my silence for the sake of peace and progress of the state has been mistaken for foolishness and timidity, this response is just but part one of the others to follow,”he said.
Late Sen Gyang Pwajok