Elder Simon Achuba has advised leaders of Benue State not to give room for external forces to oppress them. The ex-Deputy Governor made the call on Saturday night at a Cocktail hosted for the old students association of Idah Secondary Commercial College (ISCCOSA)_ at the New Banquet Hall of the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi the state capital.
The association was in Benue to felicitate with Governor Samuel Ortom who is also an old student of the school.
While pleading with the people of the state not to abandon the state Governor Samuel Ortom, Achuba warned that “once the leaders are bought over, oppression will continue. But may you not yield to that temptation against your people.”
He said that “When they want to destroy a community, they don’t bring people from outside. They will look for vulnerable individuals from within to destroy you. But don’t allow yourselves to be used to destroy your home.”
While expressing his appreciation, Governor Ortom thanked the members of ISCCOSA for encouraging him, stressing that their coming was also memorable as it allowed him to meet with some of them who he has not seen in the last forty years.