The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has lashed out on Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore for calling him Governor Nyesom Wike’s “errand boy.”
Ortom and the pan Fulani sociocultural group have been at loggerheads ever since the former signed the anti open grazing Bill into law, effectively clamping down on the activities of herdsmen in the state.
In a recent interview with International Centre for Investigative Reporting(ICIR), Ortom said the group don’t like his close relationship with Wike.
“I am the governor of Benue State, and I am not lacking in any area of my responsibility. Despite all the challenges I have, we have been able to provide basic infrastructure. My relationship with Wike pains them. You know your true friend when you are in distress. They are annoyed because we have taken the lead in guiding people,” Ortom said.
The Group have also in recent times dragged the Governor to the International Criminal Court for incarcerating 4000 of their members and impounding over 25, 000 cows.