The immediate past governor of Benue State, Mr. Gabriel Suswan yesterday declared that he was not afraid of the multiple panels set up by his successor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, to probe his administration.
Suswam categorically described the action of the present governor of Benue state as “a journey of vendetta and witch hunting,” adding that he was amazed at the level of persecution being targeted against him.
It would be recalled that Governor Ortom had last week inaugurated two commissions of inquiry into the receipt and utilization of funds by the immediate past administration of Suswam. He was, however, quick to point out that the objectives of the panels were not meant to witch hunt anybody but to set the records straight.
But Suswan in a statement issued yesterday by his media aide, Chief Anawah Joseph, said though he was not afraid of multiple panels set up by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to probe his administration, the former governor said he was surprised at the level with which the ruling party considered him as a project for persecution.
“Dr. Suswam has no problem with probes. The multiple probe panels limited to his administration is however beyond politics, it is vendetta and witch-hunting,” the statement read in part.
On the speculation that he ran away in order to avoid probes, the former governor stated that that would amount to cowardice after being a political leader of the Benue people for many years.
Suswam however called on all supporters of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state to remain resolute, steadfast and strong in order to offer a formidable opposition.