As states in the country marked 13 years of uninterrupted democracy, yesterday, Benue state Government celebrated in low key, just as usual activities to mark the event were not carried out in and around the state. Though, the reasons behind it were not disclosed.
Instead of the usual elaborate celebration which is normally held at the Ibrahim Babangida Square, with the general public invited to grace the event, there was a low key celebration where only a reserved few were allowed attendance under strict supervision.
Many however, are insinuating that it may be due to the prevailing security situation in the state, where there have been rampant bombing around the nation. Rumours have also been rife in various gathering that there is a speculated impending attack in the state.
Meanwhile, Benue state Governor Gabriel Suswam, yesterday, in a radio broadcast to the people of Benue state said, it was imperative to caution on the need to preserve the hard-earned democracy by avoiding acts that are capable of eroding the gains that have been achieved in the past and advised the people to shun violence and embrace dialogue in all situations.
Governor Suswam, who was live on the state radio at 6.30am said, it was very unfortunate that some of the people in the state and country, who he stated were hiding under the guise of opposition politics continued to perpetrate violence and mischief.
He appealed for peace and unity amongst the people irrespective of different political affiliations and adding that his administration was committed to work assiduously toward providing good governance anchored on improved standard of living, enhanced material welfare and maintenance of peace and security

  1. BEBE, ISAA T. says:

    Suswam’s address was intadem wit current realities, but he shud fully implement de new MWg accross board & pay always.


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