By Ogechi Okorie
Markurdi – The issue of insecurity was top on agenda as the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday held a meeting with two of his predecessors, Senators George Akume and Gabriel Suswam.
Recall that Akume who is the current Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and governor from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2007.
Where as Suswam, the senator currently representing Benue North East, is a chieftain of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and was governor from May 29, 2007 to May 29, 2015.
Addressing reporters after the meeting, Ortom said he and his predecessors were concerned about the security and economic challenges confronting the state.
The governor stressed that the meeting was convened to brainstorm on the appropriate actions to restore peace and development in the state.
He noted that irrespective of their political affiliations, he and his predecessors are sons of Benue State and must work together to ensure the development of the state.
Senators Akume and Suswam corroborated the governor’s statement, saying the peace and development of Benue State was above any personal interest.