The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has frowned against the Fulani invasion and massacre of some residents of the state, saying he would never support another Fulani man in the person of Atiku Abubakar to be president of Nigeria.
The Governor Ortom stated this when he hosted his colleagues from Rivers, Oyo, Abia and Enugu States to a dinner party held at the government house, Makurdi, saying “to hell with Atiku.”
Ortom said he would not support Atiku’s presidential bid to continue the killing of Benue people.
He said, “To hell with Atiku and anyone supporting him. They should go and tell him. You want me to be 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 long time ago and 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,” Ortom said.