Presidency warns Governor Ortom of Benue State to stop his hate campaign against President Buhari

The Presidency has called on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to desist from basing his campaign for re-election on
falsehoods concerning President Buhari and instead focus on the dire issues confronting the State.
A statement signed by Garba Shehu says, ‘Governor Ortom’s campaign is clearly one designed to stir division and hatred, and to divert the people’s attention from his inability to pay staff salaries and pensions for several
months’.


It has been noted that the governor
has been visiting churches in the state where he falsely tells congregations about President Buhari’s so-called plans to Islamise Benue State.
This nonsense has formed the basis of his campaign, because he has nothing to offer Benue people.
The allegations coming from Ortom
were particularly unfair, when one
considers how much support the
governor received from the Federal
Government, which supported his
grazing laws as a means to end the
farmer-herder crises that have plagued the state.
If not for President Buhari’s insistent that the governor be given a chance to effect the law, he would have faced
resistance from different sources and
found it difficult to implement.
While advising Ortom to immediately
stop his dubious attacks on President
Buhari, the Federal Government calls
on the people of Benue State to not
fall for Ortom’s deception and allow
themselves to be hoodwinked by such a negative campaign.
They should instead, ask him why he
has refused to pay staff salaries and
pensions for months, and what he did with the funding from the excess
crude account which should ideally
have gone towards addressing such
payments.

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