Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Wednesday disclosed that he is ready to forgive former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole if he apologises for his statement against him.
The Peoples Democratic Party Governor stated this while speaking with newsmen during the distribution of 46 vehicles to 23 local government chairmen and leaders of the State House of Assembly in Makurdi.
Bibian Anekwe News had earlier reported that the former Governor of Edo State sought an out-of-court settlement, over the N10billion libel suit filed against him.
Oshiomhole was sued after he stated that the Benue State Governor has a hand in the death of two Catholic priests and parishioners at Mbalom community, Gwer East Local Government Area of the State.
The presiding judge, Justice Augustine Ityonyiman, on Tuesday adjourned the case until October 29, 2020, for the report of settlement.
Ortom noted that he would only forgive the former APC Chairman if he uses the same news medium to apologies and also publishes the apology.
He added that the apology of Oshiomhole must also meet conditions set by his (Ortom) lawyers.
“I am a Christian. The Bible says forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
“If he comes back now to tender an apology and also go back to the same news medium he used to scandalise and vilify me to have the apology published and also meet the condition set by my lawyers, I will certainly forgive him,” Ortom said.