George Okoh in Makurdi
The former Governor of Benue State, Dr. Gabriel Torwua Suswam, saturday called on politicians to play politics of development and shun that of hate, envy and animosity.
Suswam made the call at the burial of Late Hon. Pa Orya korinjo, a former adviser to former Governor George Akume at Jato Aka, Turan, in Kwande Local Government Area.
According to Suswam, “Late Pa Orya Korinjo throughout my political sojourn from the National Assembly through to my days as governor, he exhibited high level of sincerity as he never deviated from his ideology of sticking to where he belonged”.
Speaking further, Suswam said:” I won’t get angry and abandon you even though my persecution and harassment is to weaken me but that won’t deter me as a man is not known for his weakness but his ability to be confront and be confronted with challenges.
“At this time it should be about governance and not politicking as the time for that is coming, when the time is ripe we shall do politics and tell people their wrongs.
Suswam who in a solemn burial oration, describe Pa Orya Korinjo as a man of peace, humble and above all a man of his words as he stood for truth till his last minute on earth. Dr. Gabriel Torwua Suswam prayed for the repose of the soul of late Pa Orya Korinjo and promised to always stand by the family as he said late Pa Orya Korinjo has been a father to him since his days at the National Assembly through to his last time as the executive governor of the State.
The burial was attended by dignitaries from across the state and beyond. Prominent on the list of attendees were the former Governor of the State, Dr. Gabriel Torwua Suswam, Dr Terhemen Tarzoor, Chief Mrs Margaret Mwuese Icheen, Dr Terna-kester Kyenge, Hon Terseer Adzuu, Hon Tor Aye, Chief Dr Aker Gajir, the entire Zone “A” PDP caucus members, Hon Senegh Christopher,State PDP executive committee members, all Local Government PDP Chairmen from Zone “A”, political associates to the late Pa Orya Korinjo and others too numerous to mention.