N10bn libel suit: Governor Ortom says he will  ‘forgive’ Oshiomhole after he pleaded for an out-of-court settlement

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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has stated the conditions that will make him change his mind and forgive the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole who he dragged to court for libel.

Oshimohle was sued by Ortom after he claimed that he (Ortom) had a hand in the death of two Catholic priests and parishioners at Mbalom community, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State.

Speaking to newsmen during the distribution of 46 vehicles to 23 local government chairmen and leaders of the State House of Assembly in Makurdi on Wednesday, October 14, Ortom said he will forgive Oshiomhole if he s ready to do the needful by apologizing.


He said;

“I am a Christian and the Bible says forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

“So if your brother offends you and comes back to apologize, you will forgive. Moreover, the conditions are there, and I know that I was innocent even when he made all those allegations.

“If he comes back now to tender an apology to me and also go back to the same news medium that he used to scandalized and vilified me to have the apology published and also meet the condition set by my lawyers I will certainly forgive him.

“I know I also offend others, my looks can offend people and I keep saying that they should forgive me. That is life, for us to live together we must learn to forgive one another and move on.

“The problems of this country today are beyond those trivial things. We have major security, social, political and economic problems all over the place. So we must come together, these issues are beyond political party differences.

“The situation requires every one of us to reason together on how we can survive as a country. Even if we are not concerned about this country, we should be concerned about our children because we have children. So we should be concerned with how we can make this country better than where it is today.”

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