By Newsie Events Media:
Senator George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, has warned Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State, against what he described as the use of foul language on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Benue State Governor stated this while speaking at a media parley on Monday, he asked Ortom to immediately tender an apology to the President.
Akume also used the opportunity to call on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to investigate federal allocations to the state.
He said, “We call on Governor Samuel Ortom to tender an unreserved apology to President Muhammadu Buhari, for using foul language and for operating outside the set rules of engagement between the state and the Federal Government.
“We call on the EFCC and ICPC to thoroughly investigate the application of the total federal allocations to Benue State from May 29, 2015, to date.
“The Federal Government should as a matter of urgency direct the disbandment of the Livestock Guards in Benue State for their involvements in nefarious and criminal activities leading to the breach of peace and massacre of innocent citizens of Benue State.”
In recent times, Governor Ortom has been in a verbal confrontation with the presidency over the farmers-herders incessant clashes and prevailing insecurity in the state.
During a Channels TV interview this past week, the governor had accused President Buhari of having a hidden agenda to “fulanise” Nigeria, citing the president’s inability to take action against his tribesmen, the Fulani herdsmen, who have been attacking farmers in his state.
Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman, had also refuted Ortom’s claims, accusing the governor of stirring a tribal war.
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