Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, announces withdrawal from political activities


Following the recent killings in the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, has announced his withdrawal from all political activities in the state.

Addressing Critical Benue Stakeholders at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi today on the renewed Fulani herdsmen invasion and Government’s efforts so far, Ortom said he would desist from attending political functions until a solution is found to end the ongoing massacre.

He said, “Henceforth, I have withdrawn from any political activity for now, till peace returns to Benue State. No one should think of 2019 for now; the year will take care of itself. I was elected to lead the living, not the dead. I’m not afraid of death.

“I would rather die defending my people. This is beyond politics, I have called all former governors of Benue, David Mark and party leaders, even in the opposition. Let us chase the fox before we scout for the chicken.”

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