From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom has stressed that he decided to sheath the sword with his Bauchi State counterpart Bala Mohammed in the interest of the People’s
Democratic Party (PDP), and the country.
The Governor said this while speaking to newsmen at the airport on his return from Rivers State, where Governor Nyesom Wike had mediated in the altercation between the two (2) governors.
Governor Ortom said instead of latching out at each as leaders, they agreed that there are better ways to resolve their dispute.
According to him, the deteriorting security situation in the country should be their primary and paramount concern and not ethnic tussle.
“We decided to sheath our swords and find better ways to communicate with each other and I think that was our take home.
And so, we are to focus on the deteriorating security in the country. We need to partner with the Federal Government as governors we need to work as a team to ensure that we restore security for our people.
“As at today, you can see that the entire security architecture have completely collapsed and there is need to leave party and ethnicity aside and work to ensure that all hands are on deck and provide security for our people because without security, there can be any meaningful development.
“So whatever it will take to make sacrifices to bring down our egos and allow peace to reign. And we call on all Nigerians, the Presidency, all governors and chairmen to work together to achieve this.
“2023 is coming and those contesting and politicians will always project 5, 10 years program but if we do not work to restore security in our country, there may be no Nigeria tomorrow and the question of contesting election may not even arise. We should know that we have a constitution and once we respect the provisions of our constitution, there will be equity, justice and fairness for everybody and things will work out well”, Ortom stated.