The Governor of the State of Benue, Samuel Ortom, said he was prepared to forgive the former National President of the Congress of All Progressives (APC) if he apologized.
On Wednesday, during the distribution of 46 vehicles to 23 local government chairmen and leaders of the State House of Assembly in Makurdi, Ortom stated this while speaking to newsmen.
Earlier this week, Oshiomhole was seeking an out-of-court settlement at the next hearing of Ortom’s N10 billion libel suit against him.
After claiming the Governor had a hand in the death of two Catholic priests and parishioners in the community of Mbalom, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, Ortom slammed the suit on Oshiomhole.
The presiding judge , Justice Augustine Ityonyiman, adjourned the case for a settlement report until October 29, 2020.
Ortom made it clear that if he returns to the news medium he used to vilify him, he will forgive Oshiomhole and have the apology published and also fulfill the 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.