<<< By Jimin Geoffrey >>>
Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that no matter how long it takes, ranching as the best method of animal husbandry will eventually be accepted nationwide.
He spoke today in Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area during the traditional marriage between his friend, Architect Asema Achado and Princess Freda Nguamo Damna.
Governor Ortom also noted that Benue’s positon on the matter is being vindicated daily.
He cited resolutions of the Northern and Southern Governor’s fora, National Economic Council as well as the most recent enactment of the law by the Abia State Government as indications that ranching was inevitable in the 21st century.
The Governor stated that just like the case of the June 12 presidential election, it took 25 years for the federal government to officially acknowledge that Moshood Kashimawo Abiolo won the presidential election.
He commended President Buhari for the courage to acknowledge the truth and urged him to accept the same principle in the matter of ranching.
Governor Ortom stated that his concern for now was for peace to return to Benue communities more than any other thing else.
He charged couples to be faithful to their marital vows even as he pledged to support people of the state to fulfil marital obligations.
In separate remarks, Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse, represented by Tor Gwer, Chief Julius Aondoana, Ter Gwer, Chief Dominic Akpe and Ter Tyoshin, Chief Daniel Abomtse, representative of Senator George Akume as well as Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Akange Audu, described marriage as an institution of God and prayed God to grant the couple a successful union.