Thursday, 26 November 2015

No political thugs harassed Suswam –Benue Commissioner

Benue State Commissioner for Trade and investment, Dr. Tersoo Kpelai has debunked the claim by former Governor, Gabriel Suswam that he was harassed by hoodlums at Ukum Local Government Area of Benue state.

The commissioner who doubled as the Chairman Central Planning Committee for the burial of the paramount ruler of Ter-Ukum, Chief Daniel Dzahan who was buried in the area explained that the burial essentially was non- partisan.

He explained that few people were initially billed to give funeral oration at the programme and that Suswam was not on the list of those to speak at the occasion.

He further stated that “soon afterwards, the former governor, Dr. Gabriel Suswam arrived the venue with his lieutenants and a detachment of Mobile Police and other entourage he insisted to make a speech”

“Since his name was not among to speak, it was initially rejected but due to the pleadings of traditional rulers of the area and other sympathizers, he was allowed to make a speech”

“Soon as he mounted the podium, he started with vulgar language and subsequently confusion set in and at that point I left the venue .

“For anyone to allude that the occasion was disrupted by party supporters is not true”

“Frankly speaking, those who are insinuating that there was political clash between supporters of different political parties at the occasion are not saying the truth and there is no iota of truth whatsoever in that .

“ I wish to disabuse the minds of the people that the insinuation is borne out of envy and misrepresentation of facts”, he explained.

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