Plans to ruin Ortom’s records on security uncovered
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Plans by some elements in Benue state to discredit the sterling records of the state governor, Samuel Ortom, in the area of security has been uncovered, Nigerian Concord Newspaper reports.
According to Comrade Iwar Albert Msughter, President,
Masev Proactive Youth Forum, in a press statement which was obtained by this newspaper last night, some elements in the state have concocted plans to rubbish the efforts of Governor Samuel Ortom in the security sector where he has maintained a pivotal position to the envy of all his counterparts.
According to Msughter, the group had schemed to begin sustained attacks at heads of critical security outfits in the state, starting with the Benue State Vigilante, Livestock Gaurd and the governor himself.
“To them, staining and rubbishing these all important security organisations in the state that have bolstered the governor in containing the marauding Fulani Herdsmen Militia attacks and other security restiveness in the state will therefore mean that Ortom has not done that much as believed” Msughter wrote.
He accused the group to have purported criminal charges ranging from financial impropriety to abuse of power to drive this agenda to the end. He added that the group had thought out clearly that if they succeed in co-opting the gullible public into believing their made allegations, they will now shift their attention to the governor who takes stocks of security funds and appropriate same.
The statement reads in parts: “In whatever form, mood and tense the public may view this release from us, its intention is to create a forecasting awareness and abreast them of the impending consequences should this unholy activities of these elements be allowed to hold sway as they have started with Mr Atsaku Mbessey of the Benue State Vigilante.
“It is pertinent to overtly note that in their outline of activities, they penned the vigilante first, succeeding with Livestock Guard after which the governor himself will be targeted. This they intend to prosecute with all diligence until their aim is achieved and their first pull-over has begun down at the vigilante headquarters just days ago.
“The entire members of Masev Proactive Youth Forum is completely astonished, wrathful and utmostly peevish at the activities of this uncanny group headed by one Gowon Gogo who are supposedly partners in peace building but have chosen to be agents of distress and impasse to the bewilderment of all.
“It is regrettable that at a time where everyone needs to support the government of Benue state to bring lasting peace into the state, the above figure alonside his cohorts have decided to be pivots in creating acrimony for purposes unconnected with political reasons.
“We are on this front calling on all lovers of peace and development in the state not to allow these agents of Satan soil discordant grains amongst us. We habour very strong beliefs in the capacity of our security heads as well as their prudence and transparent methods of managing resources made available to them, hence their unparalleled achievements so far.
“To this end, our organization wishes to sound vehement warnings to whoever is identified or planning to carry out this nefarious plans to desist completely from the act or our organization which is known for sanitizing the society will swing into action to extinguishing their excesses for the sole interest of the good people of Benue State”