APC Tackles Wike for Donating N200m to Benue IDPs

APC Tackles Wike for Donating N200m to Benue IDPs

Wike also donated N200 million to Benue State government to assist it in tackling issues that have arisen from Fulani herdsmen attacks among them granting relief to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The statement indicated that Fayose visited the Genabe mass grave where the 73 persons were buried with prayers offered for the victims by Prof.

In his own contribution to the debate on the report, former Benue State Governor, Senator George Akume, drew the attention of the Senate to what he called serious case of abuse of oath of office by the IGP who he noted had become very unfair and unjust in the discharge of his responsibilities.

According to him, there is a grand conspiracy orchestrated by some top and unscrupulous security officials of the Federal Government to manipulate the nation's security apparatus for the purposes of emasculating the people and government of Benue State in order to sustain the killing by herdsmen.

Governor Fayose also charged hjis Benue State counterpart to reconsider his affiliation to the ruling party saying, "if the vehicle you are using can no lower carry you, change that vehicle".

He said as Christians, Rivers people respect the sanctity of human lives, hence the visit, urging the Benue people to be vigilant at all times and employ techniques of self defence to protect themselves from unprovoked attacks.

To this end, called on the IGP and the Police Commissioner in the state to ask ACP Kayode Ayinlara and his men to stop further harassment of the Chairman and staff of the Benue State Internal Revenue Service (BIRS). The PDP accused the presidency and governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of turning a blind eye to the sufferings of Benue state.


The attention of the Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) has been drawn to a resolution of the House of Representatives calling for the sack of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris over the killings in Benue state and insecurity in Kano state.

Responding, Governor Ortom, said that if those who were responsible for providing security for the citizens heeded the alert his administration raised earlier, maybe the people killed would have been alive. Why has Wike not gone to visit victims of killings in Rivers State and donate to their welfare, but chose to travel to distant Benue State to display crass duplicity? He (Wike) is only working in line with his belief that he is the de facto leader of PDP.

"The anti-grazing law must not be compromised", he stressed.

The face-off between the Nigerian police and Benue State Government took a new twist Tuesday when Mr. Moshood described Governor Ortom as a "drowning man".

"The constitution has given you powers to make laws to protect your people".

Fayose, who was the first governor in the country to enact and implement the anti-open grazing law, said he implementation was not without challenges.

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