21 May 2019

Nigeria: BMO Raps Governor Ortom for Disowning Gana

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described comments by Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on his former aide, Terwase Akwaza alias Gana, as hypocritical.

Ortom has accused Gana of causing mayhem and destabilising communities in Benue.

The group made its position known in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Casiddy Madueke, on Sunday in Abuja.

The group noted that Terwase had been declared wanted by security agencies for his role in the herdsmen and farmers clashes and other crimes in Benue and other parts of North-Central states.

It noted that Ortom had previously played politics with the security of the state by refusing to tell the truth about the true causes of the security situation in Benue.

The statement lamented that the governor used the unfortunate events that took place in Benue to curry political sentiments in his favour.

It added that Ortom had celebrated the murder of Benue indigenes by criminal elements, with a parade of coffins and a jamboree burial which he couched as a Fulani massacre of Benue people.

The statement also said Ortom overtly created tension in his state and created division among the peace-loving people of Benue.

It added Ortom fuelled a hate ideology that encouraged crisis in the state, while diverting the mind of the people from the real issues of under-development, a product of his mismanagement of the state's resources.

The statement said Ortom hid the fact of his relationship with two notorious militia leaders, Alhaji Teshaku who has been arrested for the massacre of priests and worshipers in a church, and Terwase Agwadza.

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