Sunday, 28 June 2015


Former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam has again taken to his official facebook page from an anonymous location, supposedly the United Kingdom, to give more insight into the events that led to the demise of his political empire and some advice for the new administration. 

The former governor began by outlining  some of his achievements as governor arguing that he did his best for the state until things spiralled out of his control.

“I did my best for Benue, I can only aspire to be better always and that’s what leadership entails. When I assumed office as Governor of Benue state in 2007, there were obvious lapses, there were debts, unpaid salaries, contractual obligations, dilapidated infrastructure, a weak and an under enumerated civil service etc I didn’t makes excuses, I took it head on and in a short while there were visible changes in and around every urban centre, the new Ministry of rural development and cooperatives we created made impact in the rural areas too by providing electricity to over 100 communities in the first year alone. ”

“The economic crunch unfortunately caused the hardship people faced towards the end of our administration, I wasn’t happy about it but I couldn’t change it either. The task of leadership is enormous and I did my best for Benue. ”

He also had a few parting shots to Governor Samuel Ortom telling him to work and quit making excuses.

“The new government must move from here to the next level and they can only do that with a sustained commitment to satisfy the wishes of the Benue people not chasing frivolities or making excuses to failures or achievements of the past.”

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