Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday, May 24, said he has forgiven President Buhari while dismissing the possibility of defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC, after leaving office
Governor Ortom disclosed this while responding to questions on Arise Television.
Recall that President Buhari had in April apologized to aggrieved Nigerians who were not pleased with his administration to forgive him.
The President asked anyone he must have offended to forgive him.
Reacting to the President’s plea for forgiveness, Governor Ortom who has had a long battle with the Buhari administration over the unruly activities of herdsmen in his state, said;
“I have forgiven President Muhammadu Buhari. He has taken us from top to bottom, but that does not mean we should continue to hold it on him,
“Thank God the constitution provides four years and after four years you can go in four second term and after second term you can another person will come.
” So we hope that the incoming administration will provide succor, will provide health, will provide security for our people, will provide economic development , will provide peace for our people.
“We have suffered for eight years. He doesn’t need to go to the Niger Republic. He should stay here (in Nigeria) with us.
“All of us should work with the incoming administration and by the grace of God, we shall go from bottom to top,” he said.
Ortom said he worked for the emergence of a southern presidency because he wanted equity and justice.
According to him: “That is not on my table, I’m in PDP, and I worked for the Southern presidency, which Tinubu and Obi were part of. Defecting is not on my table now.
“If Tinubu is sworn in, I will continue to pray and support him to succeed.
“I remain the leader of PDP in Benue State but will continue to work for equity and justice in Nigeria.”
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