Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, weekend, congratulated his Taraba State counterpart, Architect Darius Ishaku, on his 68th birthday.
The governor in a goodwill message to Ishaku, released by his chief press secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, praised him for his relentless efforts at promoting unity and peaceful coexistence among the various nationalities and religions in Taraba State.
Gov Ortom said ‘he craves for more cooperation between Benue and Taraba states in economic development and security of the neighbouring states to enable its citizens to live in peace’.
He added that Benue and Taraba states have many things in common, including cultural similarities that must of a necessity be harnessed for the greater good of citizens.
The governor commended Ishaku for always standing firm with the Peoples Democratic Party in spite of the pressure from the rival political parties, especially from the northern axis.
He therefore called on the Taraba state governor to continue to build more synergy among various leaders of the party at all levels ahead of the general elections so that the PDP will be victorious in 2023.
Ortom prayed that God in His infinite mercy would grant Governor Ishaku peace, good health, wisdom and courage in the years to come.