Farmers/Herders Crisis: Group Berates Ortom For Asking Buhari To Act

Group under the auspices of the Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG) has warned Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state over his persistent attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari.

The middle-belt leaders have also “denounced the governor’s persistent incitement of Nigerians against the President, urging him to focus on governance.

The MBCG, which stated this at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja, described Ortom’s assaults on President Buhari and Fulani herders as “uncomplimentary, satanic and a grand plot to orchestrate widespread public violence in Nigeria”.

In his address, Alex Samuel, the Secretary of MBCG’s Board of Trustees, said the governor’s antics was aimed at diverting attention from public funds being looted in his state.

Samuel noted that Ortom capitalises on the slightest opportunity to criticise Buhari whereas in his state people die daily of hardship and starvation.

According to him, while President Buhari has entrenched durable peace between farmers and herders, Ortom continues to fuel hatred amongst the people due to political benefits from the crisisd create using Fulani herdsmen.

The MBCG advised the governor to concentrate on providing genuine leadership to the people who elected him.

The group added that Ortom who has displayed zero capacity to lead people uses President Buhari to cover his own failures in leadership.

Mr Samuel, however, warned the governor to “stop dancing on the graves of innocent citizens with his persistent onslaught on Buhari and Fulani herders.”

He said, “Ortom has been tolerated enough and he should purge himself of the anti-Buhari and Fulani herders’ sentiments and face genuine governance.”

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