Ex governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has come out to say that he has no plan to exit Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The senator representing Benue North-East District disclosed this during the 57th birthday celebration of the State Chairman of the PDP, Sir John Ngbede, at the Methodist Church, North Bank, Makurdi.
According to him, the rumor was a sign that some desperate people are trying so hard to cause issues between him and Governor Samuel Ortom for reasons best known to them.
His words, “I do not intend to leave the PDP. The rumour was the handiwork of desperate persons. I have decided to join hands with Governor Ortom to take Benue to greater heights and there is no looking back.
“I will always support his programmes and policies and only advise him to avoid some pitfalls which I learnt from my experience as governor of the state.”
Do you believe him?
Gabriel Torwua Suswam is a Nigerian politician and former governor of Benue State. He is a Senator of the 9th assembly, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Senator Gabriel Torwua Suswam is a Nigerian citizen of the Tiv ethnic stock in Benue State. He is a lawyer by training, a public administrator and politician by career. He is a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Benue North-East Senatorial District, popularly referred to as Zone ‘A’. He won election to the seat in the 2019 elections.
Having been called to the Bar and successfully completed the NYSC scheme, the young Barr. Gabriel Suswam went straightaway into private legal practice as Junior Counsel in the Corporate Legal firm of Tokode & Company based in Lagos. He learnt the ropes quickly and adjusted to the challenges of the legal profession.
In 1994, having garnered requisite exposure he formed his private Law firm, Tingir & Associates, based in Lagos which in three years grew into a successful firm offering a wide range of legal services. But to cope with the rising demands of his clientele, he relocated to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja where he partnered with a professional colleague, Paul Harris Ogbole, to float the Suswam, Ogbole & Co Law firm.
Gabriel Suswam was born on 15 November 1964 in Anyiin, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. In 1986, he was admitted into the Law Faculty of the University of Lagos. He obtained an LL.B degree in 1989, and the BL Certificate from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1990. He was called to the Bar that year. He worked for other law firms from 1990–1994, while continuing his studies. In 1994 he launched his own law firm.