The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator Akume and the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, collectively constitute a problem to the Tiv nation and the Benue State in general.
They have divided the state because of politics, making it easier for the rogue herdsmen and other enemies of the state to invade and kill ceaselessly.
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The governor recently announced his plan to drag the minister to court for the allegations of corruption levelled against him. And that became news for all the media in the country because of the positions the two of them hold. If not, that won’t have been something to report in the media for they have been of little use to the people of the state. All they do is to cause disunite among the people for their selfish interest.
Note, the two of them are Tivland and have occupied influential positions that can attract development in Tiv and the Benue in general but what they do is to underdevelop the state by not speaking in one voice on issues that affect the people, by not being united to fight the rogue herdsmen that are killing their people on daily basis, raping their women, burning the houses, destroying farms to take over their land for their cattle to graze on.
Some Benue people have now chosen Akume against Governor Ortom and others have chosen Ortom against Akume in order to benefit from the two, not knowing that they are all contributing in destroying and disestablishing the state.
I will continue to tell them the truth since I need no favour from them. They are the problems we have in Benue State, they are birds of a feather. They are noise makers and those following them to get one day favour need orientation.
Awunah Pius Terwase writes from Mpape, Abuja