​OPEN LETTER TO THE FIFTH DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNOR OF BENUE STATE; HIS EXCELLENCY CHIEF DR. SAMUEL IORAER ORTOM ADOROGO.

      Sir,

            DO NOT TEMPER WITH THE GOD OF THE TIV NATION (SWEM)
            Sequel to the above subject matter, I write to inform you of the consequences of your intention against the Tiv tradition.

Your excellency sir, tradition is natural, thus; it does not need to temper with. Of course your office is supreme to ordinary people of the land, but inferior to the culture and tradition of the Tiv nation as a people. 

I may like you to know that before Christianity arrived, people were existing and our people were communicating with God through (Aondo u Abaver zua, Aondo U Iyookoo and God was answering them with immediate effect. 

Again, the Tor Tiv stool came into existence before Benue state was created. From inception of Benue state, Governors have ruled and ruled beginning from military to civilian, Christians to clergy yet, no one has tempered with the custom and tradition of our land. Late Rev. Fr. Moses Orshio Adasu, a reverend father with the catholic church, the highest and most populated church in the whole world once ruled our state but respected our culture and tradition. 

According to history, Makir Dzape was sworn in as the first paramount ruler of the Tiv nation against the wishes of the Gods, how long did he preside over the Tiv nation? Akperan Orshi refused to abide by the tradition of our land in the name of being a Christian, how long did he preside? And now you are telling us to set tradition aside and carry bible for Gods intervention in our land.

Are you telling us that you will also ask the ochi idoma to retake his oath using bible?

Your Excellency, I finally want to tell you that even in Yoruba land where your highest pastor of your redeemed Christian church, whom you claim to be pastor with, Oba’ s are sworn by tradition and not with bible.

Your excellency sir, do not let the world laugh at us the Tiv people as our Gods will rise against us if you put your intention into action.

I stand on the grave of Jato-Aka at Jato aka town in Turan, Kwande local government area of Benue state to advice you as a concern member of the Tiv nation.

   I shall soon be on my way to Makurdi where you took that unlawful decision.

I will be happy if you can have a rethink about your decision before the gods strikes you and your intended anointed bible paramount ruler.
                                Yours in truth
                              Kaa Kpough U-Tiv

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