Ortom Apologises For Anti-Fulani Comment

The Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, apologized for his recent comment about the Fulani ethnic group.

Ortom Apologises For Anti-Fulani Comment
Governor Samuel

had made the remark on Sunday when he hosted the G5 governors in Makurdi the Capital of Benue.

He said, “To hell with Atiku and anyone supporting him. They should go and tell him. You want me to be a slave for a Fulani. It’s better I die. Anybody supporting Atiku is an enemy of Benue.

“My people are being killed and you want me to be quiet.

“My tenure ends in May and you can do whatever you want if you think you have the powers. I have written my will. When I gave it to my wife, she cried all night. If I die at 62, many of my mates have gone a long time ago. If I die today, I’m a fulfilled person but let it be recorded that I died resisting the invasion and killing of my people.

“I will never support a Fulani man to become president. If there is another person who is ready to work with me and ensure the security of my people, I will work with him,” said.

However,  tendered his apologies on Wednesday when he and some of his colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) paid a visit to Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi.

“I want to say that the statement people are holding on to was not what I meant when I was captured saying that,” he said.

“But all the same,  I know it will amount to logical fallacy if people have taken it the way they did.

I want to say to those I offended by my remarks; I didn’t mean that. I am sorry about it.”

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