- Dr Garus Gololo is not happy with comments of Governor Samuel Ortom concerning the #EndSARS protests nationwide
- The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain said he advised the Benue state governor to concentrate on the affairs of his state
- The APC chieftain was reacting to comments of the Governor Ortom who declared support for the nationwide protests
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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Garus Gololo, has said the call by Governor Samuel Ortom asking #EndSARS protesters to continue their nationwide procession was uncivilized and unpatriotic.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, October 20, Gololo said, as the governor of a state that is terribly underdeveloped, what Ortom should concentrate on is the transformation of Benue.
“It is so unfortunate that, rather than concentrating on how to transform his underdeveloped state, Ortom is busy sponsoring and encouraging the hapless youth to occupy the streets.
“I don't blame him. Unlike other governors who are working in their various states, all Ortom does is to use Fulani Herdsmen crises with farmers as an excuse for non-performance.”
Gololo also lamented the non-payment of salaries to workers and pensioners in Benue urging the youth to protest against such element of bad governance in the north-central state.
"The youth have tried to draw the attention of the government to anomalies by the SARS and Buhari has ended SARS. What I want Benue youth to protest against is nonpayment of salaries and pensions. That one too has to end.”
Governor Ortom had on Monday, October 19 in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, urged the youth to continue to protest until the government listened to their demands.
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Ortom also said the protest was not only targeted at SARS but also against bad governance and killings of Benue farmers by Fulani herdsmen.
Gololo had earlier described calls from some sections of the country that President Muhammadu Buhari should resign as unpatriotic.
Gololo, at a press briefing on Monday, October 19 in Abuja, in reaction to the #EndSARS protests, said those calling for the resignation of the president are enemies of Nigeria.
Dr Gololo said the ongoing protest was rather targeted at Buhari and not the SARS, alleging that some powerful politicians somewhere may have been sponsoring the move to make the Buhari administration unpopular and distractive.
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