Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has advised former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, that individuals of the state should not pleased with him for abandoning them throughout their making an attempt occasions.
Governor Ortom spoke Sunday, on the Benue Peoples Home when he acquired the previous Vice President and his marketing campaign workforce on a go to.
Governor Ortom was emphatic that because the holder of one of many highest chieftaincy titles within the Tiv Space Conventional Council, the ‘Zege Mule U Tiv,’ which means the massive shelter of the Tiv nation, the folks weren’t completely satisfied that the presidential aspirant didn’t go to the state or ship reduction supplies when it got here below siege by the Fulani militia herdsmen.
In his phrases, “Your go to to Benue because the ‘Zege Mule U Tiv’ is lengthy overdue. But it surely’s higher late than by no means. You might be in your house and we’re completely satisfied to obtain you. However let me say right here that our folks weren’t completely satisfied that you just didn’t go to when terrorists Fulani teams had been attacking and killing the folks in Benue,” Governor Ortom said.
The Governor, nevertheless, cleared the misconceptions that he referred to indigenous Fulani who he mentioned had lived with us.
He lamented that terrorists Fulani teams from overseas international locations together with Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and Fulani Nationality Motion, FUNAM had been nonetheless terrorising the state and county with out the Federal Authorities coming onerous on them.
Talking on the state of the nation, the governor decried that the “barefooted incapability of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration on the centre has led Nigeria to the place it’s”.
He expressed confidence that for him, the success of the PDP on the 2023 elections stays vital above his private pursuits stressing that what the get together wants now could be to stay united to be able to reclaim and salvage the nation.
In his response, Alhaji Atiku mentioned he was unable to go to the state in its making an attempt occasions as a result of he was overseas for additional research.
He then donated the sum of N50 million for the maintenance of the Internally Displaced Individuals within the state.
He mentioned he had points with the best way the whole Fulani race was profiled in the middle of the disaster as violent folks however admitted that he had reconciled with Governor Ortom for the clarifications he had given.
Whereas answering questions from reporters, Atiku dismissed insinuations that he was silent throughout the disaster as a result of in keeping with him, he had issued a variety of press statements whereas abroad condemning the invasion.
The previous Vice President recommended the get together leaders within the state for his or her assist to Governor Ortom. Supply: DailyPost