The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) once again hailed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari’s in 2015, insisting that the Presidents election saved the Country from going into extinction.
Borno Gov. Kashim Shettima, who also chairs the forum, said this when he led a delegation of Northern Governors on a courtesy Tor Tiv V, His Royal Majesty Prof. James Ayatse, and Gov. Samuel Ortom in Makurdi on Tuesday.
The NGF Chairman described the outcome of the 2015 general election as the watershed in the Nigerian political history and commended Benue people for their continuous support of Northern agenda, insisting that the PDP-led administration was at the verge of destroying the basic component that bonded the Country.
According to Shettima, “Had President Buhari not win the election in 2015, Nigeria would have gone into extinction and as it is now, the PDP need to be proscribed.
“The North had moral duty to support Benue state following her continuous support of presidential candidates from the region,” said the NGF chairman.
The Bornu state Governor stated that they were in the state to celebrate with the Tiv people for the peaceful selection of the Tor Tiv V, His Royal Majesty Prof. James Ayatse and also to sympathise with Tiv people over the incessant attacks on their communities by suspected herdsmen, adding that the NGF would never abandon the state.
The new Tor Tiv, Prof Ayatse, commended the NGF for identifying with the Tiv people during their moment of sadness and joy while Gov Ortom on his commended the NGF members for their sustained support of his proposals that led to the end of herdsmen/farmers crisis in the state.