BY AUGUSTINE AMINU
The Concerned Benue Citizens Coalition (G10) has warned that the Benue state Governor, Rt. Hon. Gabriel Suswam, should be allowed to
concentrate on providing dividends of democracy to the state even as he has barely a year to the end of his tenure.
In an interaction with journalists, the President of the Coalition Comrade Agbese Philip, condemned recent online media reports discrediting the administration. This s even as he described the authors of such publications as enemies of the state who will stop at nothing to run down the state and the good deeds of Suswam’s administration.
Agbese stated that it is undoubtable that, “in the last seven years the state has witnessed unprecedented infrastructural development however detractors of this administration who mean no good for the state will stop at nothing to malign the character of this hard working genius”.
He described the recent attacks on the administration as unwarranted and diversionary, aimed at disrupting the governor so as to ensure the Suswam administration loses focus and ends the race they started beautifully in an uncomplimentary manner.
Commenting on a post about the states’ loan profile,Agbese said “it is no longer news that states in the federation collect loans to support
the stipends that come from the federation account especially for a core civil servant state lie Benue what should be important is whether
they are justified. Take a look around the State and the answer is obvious.”
The Coalition also labeled Suswam’s administration a pro-active regime which has put the proper infrastructure on ground for necessary
development and as a result has made governance easier for whoever takes over from him advising those behind such publications to allow
the governor complete the projects at hand to allow for a clean foundation for his successor.