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‘Stop using foul language and apologise to Buhari’ – Senator Akume scolds Ortom

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume has scolded the Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom.

In a press conference on Monday, the minister asked Ortom to stop attacking President Muhammadu Buhari and immediately apologize to him.

Akume who was a former Benue State governor, also demanded that the EFCC and ICPC investigate federal allocations to Benue state.

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“We call on Governor Samuel Ortom to tender an unreserved apology to President Muhammadu Buhari, for using foul language and for operating outside the set rules of engagement between the state and the Federal Government.

“We call on the EFCC and ICPC to thoroughly investigate the application of the total federal allocations to Benue State from May 29, 2015 to date.

“The Federal Government should as a matter of urgency direct the disbandment of the Livestock Guards in Benue State for their involvements in nefarious and criminal activities leading to the breach of peace and massacre of innocent citizens of Benue State,” Akume said.

Governor Ortom has been having a protracted battle with the presidency over the farmers-herders clashes and the prevailing insecurity in the state.

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