Adams Oshiomhole said Governor Ortom is responsible for Benue killings. The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole has accused the Governor of Bunue State Samuel Ortom of being responsible for killings in Benue. Oshiomhole also noted that the Governor poor performance increases the level of poverty among the people.
Governor Ortom has dumped the All Progressives Congress few days ago when it was cleared that the Governor has lost the backing of APC for second term. Governor Ortom is responsible for Benue killings as explained by Adams Oshiomhole.
Adams Oshiomhole was speaking to reporters in Abuja said Governor Ortom is responsible for Benue killings
“Governor Ortom has complicated, by his own actions and poor judgement, the security situation in the state,” he said, citing reports by APC leaders in Benue State.”
“They drew our attention to the fact that some of those that have been arrested as a result of the killings are people who have been associated with him, including people in his employment, especially a guy known to have been involved with Boko Haram, whom he recruited to manage what they called forest guards.”
“These people have been arrested and are in police custody. If an appointee of a governor is involved in a heinous crime, including killing, that will be enough for a governor to worry about.”
“Instead, he played up the ethnic dimension of criminality, even though some of those killed were killed not by Muslims but Christians of Benue State origin, including those he employed.”
“These people have been in police custody; so, his attempt to explain away criminality by playing the ethnic card is unhelpful to what he should do as governor to manage the situation better.”
However the Governor Ortom did not keep silence about all the allegations from the APC chair, He has threatened to sue the APC chair “because it is clear that there is something about the killers that he is hiding.”
“For him to come out with these allegations shows that he has something he is hiding,” the governor said through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase.