Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has announced that he has forgiven President Muhammadu Buhari for the criticisms levelled at his administration.
According to reports, the governor made this statement during an interview on Arise Television’s “The Morning Show.”
Ortom expressed his displeasure with the president’s efforts to blame his government for the state’s ongoing violence. These efforts were dismissed by him as futile attempts to distort the truth and manipulate history.
It is worth noting that President Buhari previously apologized to Nigerians who were unhappy with his administration and asked for forgiveness.
Governor Ortom stated that he has chosen to forgive President Buhari, citing the teachings of the Christian Holy Book.
He emphasized the importance of forgiveness, stating that if we do not forgive, God will not forgive us. The governor, a devout Christian, reiterated his decision to forgive the President.
“When you don’t forgive, it means God will not forgive,” he explained. As a Bible student and a born-again Christian, I have forgiven President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Governor Ortom also expressed confidence in the incoming administration led by President-elect Bola Tinubu.
He expressed optimism for improved performance, urging the new administration to prioritize people’s well-being by providing assistance, security, economic development, and peace.
Governor Ortom advised President Buhari not to leave Nigeria and instead to remain in the country to work with the Tinubu administration.
He believed that by working together, they could lift both the state and the nation above their current difficulties.
“He does not need to travel to the Niger Republic.” He should stay with us here in Nigeria. “All of us should work with the incoming administration, and by the grace of God, we will rise from the bottom to the top,” Governor Ortom stated.