Tuesday, 29 December 2015

AKUME, ORTOM GBAJIMBA CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION By Abubakar Tsav

As a mark of respect and honor for the late Tor Tiv His Majesty the Begha u Tiv Dr Alfred Akawe Torkula CFR, the Tiv Traditional Council directed that all celebrations in Tiv land be suspended or low keyed until His Royal Majesty is buried. In compliance with this, the Mdzou U Tiv convention which was to hold during this period was suspended until the burial of the Tor Tiv is conducted.



Katsina Ala Old Boys Association which was to celebrate the centenary anniversary of Government College Katsina Ala during the same period also suspended this celebration as a mark of honor for the late Paramount Ruler of the Tiv Nation.

The Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom whose daughter is married to Late Tor Tiv's son, defied the TTC directive and led some politicians among whom were Sen Akume, Prof Steve Ugba, the SSS etc to CAT DANCE (Tsue-Tsele) festival and merriment at Gbajimba the home LGHqtrs of the late Tor Tiv on Christmas Day.

While his daughter was mourning in the Palace of the Tor Tiv, Gov Ortom was virtually dancing on the grave of the late Tor Tiv. Disareding the late monarch and Tiv culture.

This is an abomination unheard of in Tiv land. These are the type of irresponsible and heartless leadership we now have in Tiv land. The late Tor Tiv is being disrespected even in death. O God redeem the Tiv People.

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