Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor

Trace Reporters –Danlami Ahmed Kawule, Deputy Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly has described as irresponsible the recent utterances of Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor who described Bala Mohammed as a terrorist over his recent comments on herdsmen.

Kawule who faulted Governor Ortom, asked him to apologize to the people of Bauchi State for making such a derogatory statement.

The Deputy Speaker, representing Zungur/ Galanbi, stated this on Tuesday during an interview with newsmen in Bauchi.
He said that the citizens of Bauchi as well as the People Democratic Party, PDP in the state are not happy over the strain in the relationship between the two PDP governors who are supposed to be working towards the unity of the nation.

Kawule urged leaders in the country to refrain from making utterances that have the potentials to destroy the peace and tranquility being enjoyed in Nigeria.
He said utterances such as the ones made by the Benue State governor could unnecessarily overheat the polity and mar Nigeria’s progress.

“As far as I am concerned, Governor Ortom needs to apologize to the people of Bauchi State for tagging Governor Mohammed as a terrorist because Bauchi people are not terrorists neither is the Governor.

“Such a statement should not come out from the mouth of a leader who happens to be a mouthpiece of the people who everybody looks forward to as a role model.

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