The Presidency has cautioned Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue to desist from basing his campaign for re-election on falsehoods concerning President Muhammadu Buhari,
advising him to focus on the dire issues confronting the state.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, gave the warning in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, 13th of January, 2019
The presidential aide observed that “Ortom’s campaign is clearly one designed to stir division and hatred, and to divert the people’s attention from his inability to pay staff salaries and pensions for several months.
“It has been noted that the governor has been visiting churches in the state where he falsely tells congregations about President Buhari’s so-called plans to Islamise Benue State.
“This nonsense has formed the basis of his campaign, because he has nothing to offer Benue people’’.
Garba Shehu also noted that the allegations coming from Ortom were “particularly unfair, when one considers how much support the governor received from the Federal Government, which supported his grazing laws as a means to end the farmer-herder crises that have plagued the state.