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Governor Samuel Ortom has restated the need for politicians to campaign peacefully for the 2019 general elections.

He spoke today in Yogbo, Gwer West Local Government Area during a funeral oration at the burial of the late Monica Beba, mother of Very Reverend Fr. Stephen Beba.

The Governor stressed the need for all to eschew violence during the campaigns, noting that power comes from God and that when He gives someone leadership nobody can withstand His will.

While calling on the people to utilise the fertile arable land by engaging in massive farming activities, the Governor said the Open Grazing and Ranches Establishment Law of the state was still in force and must be obeyed by all.

He noted that despite enormous challenges, his administration is up to date in payment of salaries for 2018, stressing that efforts would be intensified to clear the arrears.

The Governor stated that God will help him to tackle the challenges confronting the community of Fr. Beba.

He prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss.

In separate funeral orations, Chairman, Gwer West Local Government Council, Mr. Francis Ayaga, Ter Tyoshin, Chief Daniel Abomtse among others, prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest, saying she lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation.

Reverend Father Titus Igyeseh in a homily, charged the living to prepare for life after death, saying the deceased died at a prime age because she lived a peaceful life devoid of unnecessary worries and that she was likely to be resting with the Lord in Heaven.

Governor Ortom was accompanied to the burial by his wife, Dr. Mrs. Eunice Ortom and some members of his cabinet and other top government functionaries.

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