Atiku an agent of Miyetti Allah – Ortom


Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Tuesday has accused the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar of dishonoring him as Governor and working against the interest of Benue residents.

Ortom made the comment after a group of elder statesmen in Benue, Minda Leaders of Thoughts, also withdrew their support for Atiku over hate speech and profiling of Benue people.

Mr Ortom who was angry over Atiku’s comments on the recent killings by suspected herdsmen in Benue State, accused him of working with Miyetti Allah, a herdsmen group with a militant arm.

“It was not correct for a presidential candidate who is seeking to rule the people to say that kind of thing,” Mr Ortom said on Tuesday at the Chapel of Grace, Government House, Makurdi, Channels TV reports.

“It was very wrong. And it would appear that he doesn’t even reference me and consider me to be a Governor of my state.”

Mr Ortom also said Mr Atiku had sidelined him in selecting his presidential campaign team.

“I am not in his campaign team. The people they appointed there, no consent from me. So I’ll remain on my own. But I’m waiting; when the election comes, we shall vote the election according to the election.”