Ortom at 58: Suswam, Alli, Utoo, Goon, others greet Benue governor at 58


Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Former governor of Benue state and senator-elect from Zone A, Dr. Gabriel Torwua Suswam, has joined well wishers to celebrate his successor, Governor Samuel Ortom, on his 58th birthday.

In his congratulatory message which he personally sent to one of Nigerian Concord’s reporters, Dr. Suswam prayed to God to grant Governor Ortom the privilege to witness many more years on earth in good health.

Wishing Governor Ortom a long life, Suswam also prayed to God to grant him the wisdom to lead Benue state to a greater height within the next four years.

The senator-elect also used the opportunity to pray to God to guide the governor through in his selfless efforts to curb insecurity and insurgence in the state.

Also, Rt. Hon. George Alli, Executive Chairman, Otukpo Local Government Council, has congratulated Governor Ortom at 58.

In his goodwill message, Alli wrote that: “On behalf of my adorable wife, family, political associates and the good people of Otukpo local government council, I celebrate and icon of democracy; a man of peace justice transparency and accountability; my boss and political leader, His Excellency, the executive governor of Benue state, Dr. Samuel Ortom on the occasion of his birthday.

“Your Excellency sir, you have lived a life full of love for humanity. You are a role model to many and a leader to reckon with. Your numerous achievements as the 5th democratic governor of Benue state is visible and very well commendable.

” Sir, your courageous stand to defend your people when external forces vowed to inherit our lands is a remarkable achievement Benue, Nigeria and the world will never forget in a hurry. You are a man worth emulation. May God give you the grace to celebrate more years ahead. Happy birthday your excellency sir”

Also, Former candidate for Makurdi/Guma federal constituency, Barrister Franc Utoo, wrote in his own good message that: “On behalf of my beloved wife, my family and entire supporters, I wish to proudly felicitate with you as you mark the 58th Anniversary of your birth. Sir, I’m confident that your uncommon re-emergence as Governor of Benue State shall ushered in a plethora of unprecedented infrastructural and human capacity development of our dear State in your second term.

“Again, your selfless and impressive political strides have placed your name on sands of time. We therefore, congratulate you as a gentleman of honour, courage and integrity, a leading light and a consummate politician of our time and a courageous Captain of our ship.

“We pray that your new age will herald a newness of Vision, Vigour and Vehemence in your determination to steer the ship of Benue State and her people to enviable heights of self-actualisation and development. This is non negotiable”

In her own goodwill message, Hon. Mrs. Dcns Lynn Goon, Ag. Chairperson of Makurdi LGA wrote that: “Sir, we Makurdi residents and its environs is happy to be identified with the man who has and is ever ready to sacrifice even his life and every other thing for we Benue people to live in peace against all odds.

“Makurdi people in particular and Benue in general deeply appreciate your show of love and concern for our welfare as recently demonstrated by you for cutting short your holidays to come back home to tackle the current insecurity challenges in the state.

“We earnestly pray God continue to grant you more years, good health, wisdom, knowledge, strength, courage, peace and every other needed resources to continue to lead us well as long as you remain in leadership position”

Also the Ortomatic Under 17 has rejoiced with the governor as he continues to receive congratulatory messages from well wishers.

Members of the Ortomatic Under 17 wrote in their goodwill message to the governor that: “The unique day is here again to remember. April 23rd ,a truly remarkable date. A date that the Almighty God in his wisdom decided that Gov. Samuel Ortom should be ushered into the planets earth to serve humanity and by extension impact and mentor thousands of his compatriot.

“In marking the Governor’s birthday anniversary, the sacrifices, Hard work, loyalty and pillar supports of Her Excellency, Dr. (Mrs) Eunice Ortom, Must be vehemently acknowledged. The well known phrase that “behind every successful man, there must be a woman”, hold a true in the case of Governor Samuel Ortom as the support of his wife through good and challenging times in his career has been decisive in his success stories.

“The group in their earnest prayers, wishes the Governor, a blissful year to his years, and pray that, may the good Lord grant his wishes and fill his day with joy, laughter and happiness”