Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom claimed on Wednesday that he has forgiven President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ortom revealed this when replying to questions on Arise Television’s “The Morning Show.”
Ortom has chastised the president for blaming his government for the state’s fatalities.
He described the attempts by the president to blame his government for the situation as “futile attempts to twist events and history”.
The PUNCH reports Buhari had apologised to aggrieved Nigerians, who were not pleased with his administration to forgive him.
The governor, who backed his words with the Christian Holy Book, added that he has forgiven the President.
He said, “When you don’t forgive, it means God too will not forgive. Me, as a student of the Bible and as a born-again Christian, I have forgiven President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Ortom expressed optimism for better performance from the administration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, in the state and the nation at large.
“We hope that the incoming administration will provide support, help, security, economic development, and peace for our people.”
“We have suffered for eight years.”
He, however, advised Buhari not to exit Nigeria but stay back to work with the administration of Tinubu to elevate the state and nation from “bottom to top”
“He doesn’t need to go to the Niger Republic. He should stay here (in Nigeria) with us. All of us should work with the incoming administration and by the grace of God, we shall go from bottom to top,” he added.