Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress in Benue state, has distanced themselves from the utterances of the state governor, Samuel Ortom.
They described as “lack of respect” the recent outburst of the governor on the recent killings in the state.
The APC stakeholders led by the Minister of Special Duties and Inter government affairs, George Akume, insist that the governor’s opposition to the grazing reserves introduced by the present administration is uncalled for.
They’re asking Gov. Ortom to tender a public apology for what to termed ‘unguarded utterances’ against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Last week, the Federal Government accused the governor of inciting the people of Benue against people from a particular ethnic nationality as a means of saving his ‘sinking political fortunes.
“In an attempt to boost his sinking political fortunes, Ortom takes the cheapest and lowest route possible by playing on ethnic themes – and in doing so knowingly causes deaths of innocent Nigerians by inciting farmers against herders, and Christians against Muslims.”
This came after the governor accused the federal government of complacency in the fight against terrorism.
Governor Ortom rejected the grazing reserve being proposed by the federal government saying the state has no land to donate to cattle rearers.