A South East group under the aegis of the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) have warned against attacks on Governor Samuel Ortom.
The Group said it is aware of the threats posed upon the life of the Benue State Governor, due to his firm stance against the Fulani occupation of Benue.
The group said an attack on the Governor will he seen as an attack on them and on Nigeria’s democracy, and as such, they will hold Buhari’s administration responsible, should anything happen to him.
The Group said in a statement which reads, “The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, the apex socio-political front for all youthful organisations in the Southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria is aware of the latest concern and alarm sounded by Governor Ortom of Benue State wherein the governor alleged that assassins from Sudan had been hired to eliminate him.
“We wish to sound the warning to the federal government of the day with whom Ortom has been having a war of words that no harm should, by any means, come to the governor.”
According to COESYL, any attack on Governor Ortom “is not just an attack on the opposition or a dissenting voice but one against us and our democracy, since as a Coalition, we share the same opinion on grazing with the governor. We will not take this, not even from any president or presidency,”.