A file photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, has slammed Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over his feedback on the killings within the nation.
Defending his principal, he acknowledged that President Muhammadu Buhari has no reference to the killing of harmless Nigerians by criminals.
“President Buhari doesn’t kill individuals; he isn’t a cultist,” stated the President’s media aide who was a visitor on Channels Tv’s Politics At the moment on Wednesday.
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A day earlier than Shehu’s interview, Governor Ortom had criticised the current administration and described President Buhari because the worst with regards to dealing with safety issues.
Governor Ortom, who additionally featured as a visitor on Dawn Each day on Tuesday, condemned the best way through which some crucial points had been being managed.
On the assaults by suspected herdsmen, the governor alleged that the President had an agenda to ‘fulanise’ the nation.
He added that late former Presidents Shehu Shagari and Umar Yar’Adua, as Nigerian leaders of Fulani extraction, had been higher than President Buhari when it comes to safety.
However Shehu, in his response, dismissed all of the claims by the governor. Moderately, he described the President as one who’s compassionate, simply, and honest to all.
He believes the tolerance the President has proven in direction of the purported excesses of the governor is proof of his description of the Nigerian chief.
The President’s spokesman additionally criticised Governor Ortom for his feedback on the purported agenda to ‘fulanise’ the nation.
“The entire falsehoods he (Ortom) spreads, maybe communicate to his personal character somewhat than that of the President,” he stated. “The President’s want is that open grazing ought to finish, no one needs it.
“The President has proven extraordinary endurance stomaching loads of the rubbish that Governor Ortom has been pouring about him. I’m not positive that within the historical past of this nation, there had been any president who would have taken the entire insults that Governor Ortom has been heaping on this President, and on the President’s directive, we’ve got ignored him.”
Earlier than the interview within the night, Shehu had issued an announcement in response to the claims by the governor.
Learn the assertion under:
Assertion Regarding Samuel Ortom, The Governor Of Benue State
Governor Samuel Ortom has few political rules. We are able to see this from the truth that he has modified political events 5 instances throughout his undistinguished profession.
Each time he feels the wind could also be blowing in a sure path, he follows it.
Sadly, for the great residents of Benue State, probably the most harmful path he blows in at the moment is that of sectarianism and ethnicity.
In an try to spice up his sinking political fortunes, Ortom takes the most cost effective and lowest route doable by taking part in on ethnic themes – and in doing so knowingly causes deaths of harmless Nigerians by inciting farmers in opposition to herders, and Christians in opposition to Muslims.
Particularly, Ortom stirs up hatred by concentrating on one single ethnic group in Nigeria – utilizing language harking back to the Rwandan genocide.
As was the case in Rwanda the place the then Hutu leaders of the nation incited their countrymen in opposition to one another, claiming there was a “secret Tutsi agenda” over the Hutu, Ortom claims there’s a “secret Fulanisation agenda” over different ethnic teams in his state and in Nigeria. This can be a copy of the language of Hutu Energy – which falsely, and deliberately, accused the Rwandan Tutsi of plans to dominate the nation.
This depraved speak is geared toward giving cowl to his so-called “coverage” on the Ranches Institution Regulation – which in actuality is only an act of denial of the regulation – supposed to withhold rights and freedoms from one ethnic group alone, while inciting race hatred in opposition to them amongst all others.
These usually are not the actions of a person who needs to be trusted with working public companies or holding public workplace.
For the governor of a significant state in Nigeria to be politically pushed by ethnic hatred is a stain on our nation.
The great, and fair-minded individuals of Benue State deserve greater than this, and we look ahead to the following elections once they have a chance to revive its greatness.
Senior Particular Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
August 25, 2021