EX-GOVERNOR of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam has stated that he invested the N107 billion his successor, Governor Samuel Ortom has continuously requested him to return on critical infrastructure which has imparted positively on the lives of the people. Suswam who spoke at the burial of Mama Naomi Nguyum Mue, mother of State Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Barr. Clement Tela Mue and at the decamping ceremony of over 200 supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the opposition PDP at Gbeji, Tsaav in Ucha in Ukum local government area
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L-r: Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko; APC National Chairman, John Oyegun; Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru, and President Muhammadu Buhari during departure formalities for the president after a grand rally for the APC gubernatorial campaign in Akure, at the weekend. Photo: State House
of the state at the weekend, restated that the probe his successor set up to probe his administration was targeted at rubbishing his reputation. He noted that the projects he embarked upon cut across all sectors including health care delivery, rural electrification, provision of potable water, educational development, and several other sectors which are visible for all to see. The former governor however, commended Governor Ortom for continuing work on the Zaki- Biam-Afia-Gbeji road which he (Suswam) initiated and left at 70% stage of completion during his administration. He stated that he was elected governor not to accumulate wealth for his successor, stressing that when he took over from Senator George Akume, the state was in a total mess but he did not look back, but rather embraced policies and programmes that would take the state to higher heights. “I did not become governor to accumulate wealth for my successor to use it and develop the state. When I took over from my predecessor, Senator Akume, Benue was in a mess, I did not probe
him, but rather forged ahead with the good policies and programmes I came on board with and today everyone can at least point at the numerous projects I started and others completed”. “I believe governance is a continuous process, those things I couldn’t complete will be completed by the present administration”, Suswam added.

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