Or­tom-Suswam feud deep­ens

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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

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