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Benue Youth Stop Convoy, Force Gov Samuel Ortom To Dump APC

Unic Press UK: A large number of people and members of the civil society Wednesday besieged the Benue State Government House, which is situated in the capital city, Makurdi, forcing the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom to abandon his plans to attend a meeting of the troubled All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.

The governor Ortom had planned to attend a reconciliation initiative that is being organized by the APC in Abuja.

Speaking on behalf of the people that gathered at the Government House, Makurdi, a youth leader Dave Ogbole said: “If the governor insists on travelling to Abuja for the APC meeting, he will risk losing the support of the people,” the Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria, reports.

Soon after the people had raised concerns, thereby calling into question the decision of their governor to continue tarrying with the APC-led government at a time the level of insecurity in the state and the mass killing of the Benue people by Fulani appeared to be ignored by the Federal Government, Governor Samuel Ortom formally announced that he is quitting the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

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