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Buhari’s Loyalists Sponsoring Attacks Against Me – Gov. Ortom

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, has disclosed that some President Muhammadu Buhari loyalists are plotting to launch media attacks against him..


According to Ortom, his habit of pointing out the wrongs of the Buhari administration to the media has earned him some enemies who are secretly pointing his downfall. Principal Special Assistant on Media, Nathaniel Ikyur, issued a statement on behalf of ORTOM.

The statement reads: “The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr is quoted to have made this profound statement: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” This has been the mindset of Samuel Ortom since he was elected the 5th democratic Governor of Benue State in 2015. Till date, he has maintained that position: seeking to do only that which is for the good of the people of the state who elected him. That’s why he speaks truth to power. He believes keeping mute when scores of Benue people are hacked to death will be too dangerous. Understandably, his position on any issue has never been popular from the onset. But with time, it gains ascendancy and acceptance.

“Benue has been badly hit by herdsmen attacks. Scores have been killed and many wounded irredeemably while others have their ancestral lands taken away. Some of our mothers and daughters have been raped and maimed by the gang of killers. Governor Ortom has made several representations to the Presidency for the arrest of the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore who have vowed to ensure that blood flows in Benue because the state enacted a law against open grazing.

“Sadly, there is an upsurge now among willing Benue State indigenes who are ready to lead a smear campaign against Governor Samuel Ortom and get paid for discrediting him for standing by his people. These are the recruits into the antagonist camp against the Ortom administration. They are promised handouts from the centre so they don’t care whether their state burns. I call them the sons of Iscariot. They would rather swim in the blood of their hapless relations who are being slaughtered by agents of death, the Fulani herdsmen. They are now concocting all manner of tales to sell their wares for the peanuts they’ve been promised.

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