A former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Tsav, has congratulated Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue over his Tuesday victory at the Supreme Court.
Tsav said this in a statement in Makurdi on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court had earlier affirmed the re-election of Ortom as Benue Governor and dismissed the petitions of both the APC and its governorship candidate for lack of merit.
Tsav said that the affirmation of the governor’s election was “Gods will” and there was nothing anyone could do about it.
“The confirmation of Gov Ortom’s election by the Supreme Court is how God wants it and there is nothing anyone can do about it,” he said.
He further appealed to the governor to use the remaining three years of his term to make amends and provide dividends of democracy to the Benue people.
“He should try to leave some legacy by embarking on people-oriented projects, repair our bad roads in the state and the construction of new ones to link our towns and villages.
He further urged the governor to redouble his efforts in the provision of good governance to the Benue people and forgo side attraction.
Tsav also commended the APC candidate, Mr Emmanuel Jime, and his team for giving Samuel Ortom a good fight in his quest to upturn Ortom’s victory.
Also, a PDP chieftain, Mr Peter Chieshe, described the governor’s victory as a victory for the Benue people.
“The people who trooped out in their thousands and gave you their mandate to govern them, to take away their poverty, to help them develop their state and lessen the burden of hardship on them.
“Now, the battle shifts to the reason you ran for office of governor; to make life better for the people. Here too, God will help you succeed that glory may come to His Name.
“For you have trust in him, and He has honored your faith in Him,” he said.
According to our reporter, the situation in the state capital, Makurdi remains normal despite the affirmation of the governor’s election at the Supreme Court. (NAN)