...By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to relocate to Niger Republic following the conclusion of his tenure.
President Buhari had previously stated his intention to retire to his hometown of Daura in Katsina State after leaving office on May 29, 2023.
Speaking at the official commissioning of the Nigeria Customs Service Corporate Headquarters in Abuja, President Buhari reiterated his plan, stating that he would relocate to Niger Republic if he cannot find peace in his hometown.
He expressed confidence that his relationship with the people of Niger Republic would ensure their support if anyone from Nigeria tried to disturb him after his departure.
In an interview on Arise Television, Governor Ortom advised President Buhari to remain in Nigeria and support the incoming administration of Bola Tinubu.
Despite previously being blamed by President Buhari for the killings in Benue State, Governor Ortom expressed his forgiveness towards the President.
He emphasized the need for unity and collaboration, stating that everyone should work together with the incoming administration for the betterment of the country.
Governor Ortom also expressed optimism for improved security under the Tinubu administration in Benue State and across the nation.
He expressed hope that the new administration would provide support, security, economic development, and peace for the people of Benue State, who have endured difficulties over the past eight years.
Governor Ortom’s advice to President Buhari aims to encourage his active involvement in the country’s affairs and to foster unity and progress under the new administration led by Bola Tinubu.