Indications are rife that former Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam may have be scared of recent moves to probe his administration as he was yesterday seen at the Peoples House. 

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According to sources he yesterday night met with his successor Dr. Samuel Ortom  at the Presidential Lodge of the Benue Peoples House, in Makurdi. Read the rest of this entry »


By Emma’Enenche Umele

Hon. James Okefe has vowed to resign his position as Deputy Speaker of the Benue State House Assembly if the people of Okpokwu State Constituency feel that his occupying the position is not in their best interest.

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The Deputy Speaker disclosed this last Sunday while addressing a cross-section of his constituents during his first-ever official visit to Okpokwu since becoming the Number 2 lawmaker in the Benue State House of Assembly.
Hon. Okefe who said he was willing to resign his position as Deputy Speaker, put a question to his teeming constituents in a manner typical of the proceedings of the Assembly.
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Former Benue state governor, Dr. Gabriel Suswam has declared that he is not afraid of any probe of his eight year tenure as Benue State governor even as the present state governor has recently inaugurated a probe committeee.

Suswam who was in the country during the weekend to witness the burial of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Atoza

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Ihindan said he had read of the probe panel and is waiting for the outcome even as he is ready to be accountable for whatever he is found guilty.

Responding to the issue of the probe Suswam who took to his Facebook page to comment on the issue also advised that governance is a continuous process and thus the present  administration should not totally abandon those projects that were initiated by his government which tend to benefit the people.

“I read in the media about the probe of my stewardship. I am waiting for the outcome and we are ready to be held accountable where found wanting.” Read the rest of this entry »


IN THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE, WE HAVE MADE A HUGE SACRIFICE.

The justice we fought for was never about one candidate; it was about tomorrow being better. It was about avoiding a repeat of yesterday. Finally satisfied with the acknowledgement of the genuineness of our grievances and trusting a truly honourable man completely deserving of our total belief that he would bring sanity to all institutions, we make this one sacrifice by continuing the course of

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justice through alternative and legitimate channels. We note with high hopes, the fundamental changes our President shall bring to our party and to our nation. We will not like to be counted as one of those whose personal ambitions stood in the way of the progress he is committed to.

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Calm seem to have come in the Benue chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ),  as the aggrieved governorship aspirants Hon. Emmanuel Jime and Sen. Joseph Waku have agreed to withdraw their court cases against the Benue state

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Jime, Waku, Dogara after the meeting

governor, Samuel Ortom.
The decision to withdraw as a result of lobbying of the aggrieved governorship aspirants to withdraw their cases by the National leadership of the party. Read the rest of this entry »