- The war between Governor Samuel Ortom and Bala Mohammed is now over
- The PDP governors were reconciled in a truce meeting in Rivers on Tuesday, March 2
- The reconciliatory efforts were initiated by Governor Nyesom Wike and his Adamawa counterpart, Ahmadu Fintiri
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The war of very harsh words between Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue and his Bauchi counterpart, Bala Mohammed, was finally put to an end in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital on Tuesday, March 2.
After days of exchange unpleasant allegations and aspersions, the warring governors who both belong to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were reconciled by Governor Nyesom Wike in his private residence, The Nation reports.
Wike and Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa jointly convened a meeting in which Ortom and Mohammed reached a truce.
A photo of the PDP governors embracing each other in the said meeting proved this new welcome development.
Earlier, the crisis between Ortom and Mohammed took another twist as the former said the latter was after his life.
In an interview, Ortom said that some herdsmen have threatened to assassinate him after Mohammed's statement that Fulani herdsmen had the right to carry AK-47.
He said he believes that Governor Mohammed was the one who gave the herdsmen the power to issue a death threat on him.
"I think my brother, the governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed, should just come out and apologise to Nigerians. It will be consoling because we all made mistakes, and if he apologises, it will be appreciated.
"But to continue to argue is inflicting pains, especially on some of us that have been victims of these Fulani herdsmen.
"We are thinking that it is part of the conspiracy to wipe away some people including Benue state. And this is not correct. And I want to think that with what he is saying, and what those herdsmen wrote to me that they want to assassinate me, Bala Mohammed is also part of it with what he has said."
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