Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State said he would not apologize for saying the truth to Nigerians about the challenges facing the nations.

Taking his stance on the need for ranching to stop open grazing by herdsmen, the governor said he would not be intimidated since he is concerned about the good of the country.

He expressed happiness over the recent acceptance of ranching as an alternative to prevent the clash between herdsmen and farmers.

Ortom made this known during the burial of his uncle, Mr. Samuel Atule, in his home town, Tse-Adorogo, Nzorov Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.

Speaking during the funeral, the governor said, “Our agitation for ranching will one day be celebrated like we did June 12 because it is the best global practice to enthrone peace in our dear country.

“As far as I am doing the right thing to save our country, I owe no one an apology particularly those in positions of authority who would rather chose to remain silent and watch our country head towards anarchy.”

While praying for tranquility for the soul of his late uncle, Ortom appreciated everyone who stood by the family during the mourning period.

Recall that the governor earlier urged President Muhammadu Buhari to serve in the interest of Nigerians, as there were indications that the Presidency was silent about the herdsmen crisis.

He urged the President to issue a directive that would resolve the Fulani herdsmen crisis across the country.

Ortom reminded Buhari of his pledge to serve in the interest of all Nigerians and not a particular ethnic group.





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