- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on Monday, January 28, accused the federal government of being after his life
- Ortom said that has been the case since he defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- The governor also said that he has been able to pay workers salaries in the state from the beginning of January 2018, till presently
The governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom, has said that the federal government should be held accountable if any harm happens to him.
Ortom made this allegation in Abuja on Monday, January 28; he accused the current administration of being after him since he defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vanguard reports.
The governor said: “If I die today, the federal government should be held responsible.” Remarking that he has been able to pay salaries of workers from the beginning of January 2018, till presently.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ortom had accused the federal government of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to witch-hunt its political opponents ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The Benue state governor was reacting to the allegation by the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, that the PDP's presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had a case to answer over the collapse of the defunct Platinum Habib Bank (Bank PHB).
In a statement to Legit.ng on Sunday, January 20, by his spokesman, Terver Akase, the governor accused the government of usurping the functions of the anti-graft commission.
The governor further stated that the EFCC owes the people of Nigeria the duty of executing its mandate without influence from the government.
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