Former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has urged the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, not to drag religion into governance, noting that such attitude could trigger the wrath of God on the state if the governor fails to retrace his steps.
Tsav, who stated this in a statement made available to Nigerian Pilot in Makurdi, yesterday, said rather than using the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which he swore to uphold, he is instead “mixing words of God with governance.”
He said the governor’s public prostration at an altar to dedicate the state to God climaxed the use of the Bible to govern the state rather than the constitution which he swore to protect, defend and uphold.
“If Ortom wants to be a man of God, why can’t he enroll in a seminary or college of theology to become a reverend father or pastor. Late former Governor Moses Adasu was an ordained Rev. Father, but never once did he quote the scripture in his public address. Ortom is placing emphasis on sin and righteousness, he has forgotten that he is also a sinner. You can’t mock God or use his name in vain. See what Benue State has turned into,” Tsav lamented.
The retired police boss described the governor as a great embarrassment and nuisance to the Christian community in Benue State and the nation at large, because, according to him, he is vindictive and unforgiving.
Tsav, who said Benue has not had so bad since its creation in 1976, also said the amnesty programme which the governor promulgated last year to mop up arms from criminals, has exposed him to public ridicule and contempt, as his explanations on the issue has been contradictory.

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