Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue State sees the FG and APC as his detractors and sees the National Assembly as detractors to his detractors. Now, he is cheering his detractors’ detractors.
Governor Samuel Ortom has appreciated members of the National Assembly for rising against impunity perpetrated in Benue State and other parts of the country.
He spoke today at NKST Church, Low Level, Makurdi during a thanksgiving mass to mark the 70th birthday celebration of Senator Barnabas Gemade who represents Benue North East.
The Governor stated that people know their true friends in times of travails, stressing that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and other members of the National Assembly had indeed shown that they are true friends of Benue people when impunity was being supervised in the state.
He urged Dr. Saraki to remain courageous in defending the rule of law and for ensuring that Nigerians get justice.
He said the celebrant, Chief Gemade had impacted many lives positively, noting that his reign as Managing Director, Benue Cement Company, Minister, National Chairman of PDP and senator had left indelible achievements.
The Senate President, Dr Saraki while congratulating the celebrant on his 70th birthday, described him as a man of integrity who has remained firm in the defense of his people on the floor of the senate.
He said the upper chamber of the National Assembly under his leadership will continue to stand with Benue people, saying that the days of impunity were coming to an end.
Tor Tiv V, Professor James Ayatse, tasked leaders on exemplary leadership and to prepare the young ones for leadership, even as he advised the youth against insulting elders and leaders.
Senator Gemade had earlier acknowledged the role of many in his life, saying he is happy that at 70, God had helped him to touch lives.
Representative of the Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, Mr. Anthony Umdimdaye, Mr. Mike Onoja, Senator Dino Melaye also delivered congratulatory messages on the occasion.