Gov Ortom Attacks Akume, Says Senator Never Wanted Anti-Grazing Law

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has disclosed that Senator George Akume was against the approval of the anti-grazing law in the state.

Ortom let the cat out of the bag during a joint courtesy call on him by Masev Development Association; Mbalom Unity and Progress Association Makurdi and Dooshima U Kasev Mbasa at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, on Tuesday.

According to him, in May 2017, when he gathered Benue stakeholders to witness the signing of the ranching law, Akume called him aside and asked him not to approve the law without any valid reason.

On teling Akume to relay his advice to the stakeholders, Ortom added that he (Akume) refused and left in anger.

Ortom, however, wondered why Akume would oppose a law proffering solution to the bloodbath that had struck the state being that his constituency had suffered a great amount of human and material losses due to herders’ attacks.

Speaking earlier, the president of MUPA, Mr Samuel Abagi while differing with Senator Akume, said their kinsmen were killed by militia herdsmen, stressing that they were in support of the ranching law of the state and the administration of Governor Ortom.

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