- Benue government claims there are plots to incite Nigerians against Governor Samuel Ortom
- Speaking on Monday, an aide to the state governor Shehu Tambaya alleged that APC chieftain Garus Gololo is behind the evil plots
- Tambaya described as mischievous Gololo's claim that his principal is after Fulani herders in the state
Garus Gololo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been accused of instigating Nigerians against the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, following his recent comment on the farmer-herder crisis.
The Benue government established the allegation against the APC chieftain on Monday, February 8, via a statement by Governor Ortom's aide on animal husbandry, Shehu Tambaya.
Tambaya said Gololo, among other evil plots, is trying to rubbish the anti-open grazing law recently introduced in Benue to settle the herder-farmer scuffle, Daily Sun reports.
He also described as a lie from the pit of hell Galolo's claim that Governor Ortom is sponsoring militia to kill Fulani people in Benue state.
While praising his principal as a peace-loving individual and detribalised Nigerian, Tambaya accused Gololo of picking holes where there is none.
“Gololo has always been like that, making bogus and unsubstantiated claims every time. But I can tell you that there’s no truth in all what he is saying because all law-abiding Fulani currently residing in Benue are not under any threat in the state.
“I’ll only advise him (Gololo) to change his ways and apologize to the Governor because he had benefitted immensely from him when the going was good.”
Meanwhile, Governor Ortom has dashed the hopes of his supporters after distancing himself from the 2023 presidential race.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase on Monday, January 25, which was obtained by Legit.ng said he is not interested in the presidency.
The social media has been awash with posts by a group under the aegis of “Project Ortomise Nigeria Ortomatically 2023” calling on the governor to join the 2023 presidential race.
Ortom in a statement said he appreciated the efforts of his supporters who are continuously linking him with the highest office in the country.