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I have reconciled with Suswam, says Ortom

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says he  has reconciled with his predecessor, Mr Gabriel Suswam.

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The governor told newsmen in Makurdi on Monday that the reconciliation took place at a meeting convened by the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse.

He said the traditional ruler pleaded with them to embrace peace  and work together for the overall good of the state in general and Tivland in particular.

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Ortom said Ayatse further urged them to put aside their differences and place Benue first in all their dealings so that the state could move forward.

The  governor said the meeting was worthwhile as they both agreed to work together for the development of the state..

He also stated that the meeting had nothing to do with politics,  adding  that he was not seeking  for a platform to  contest the 2019 general elections as being speculated in some quarters.

Ortom further said that  he had suspended all political activities until the security challenges confronting  the state were tackled  and  all  Internally Displaced Persons  returned to their homes.

He expressed gratitude to  President Muhammadu Buhari for ordering  the deployment of the military to the state to tackle the security challenges there.

Ortom said the deployment of the troops to the state would help restore peace.  (NAN)

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