The Tiv National Volunteers for Buhari Worldwide and National Leader of Tiv Muslims Worldwide, has intimated that Governor, Samuel Ortom of Benue State has no enmity towards President Muhammadu Buhari and the Fulani tribe.
The National Leader of the group, Alhaji Sadiq Tyomanger made the disclosure that Governor Ortom appointed some 14 Fulani aborigines into his government in 2015 and hence the bad publicity that he doesn’t like Fulani’s should be ignored.
Tyomanger made the submission as he supported the enforcement of the anti-open grazing law.
Tyomanger said: “It has become necessary to debunk the claims that His Excellency, Samuel Ortom, Executive Governor of Benue State hates Fulani ethnic nationals.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I am Alhaji Sadiq Tyomanger, the National Leader of the famous Tiv National Volunteers for Buhari worldwide. I also double as the National Leader of Tiv Muslims worldwide.
“It is on record that Governor Ortom, on assumption of office in 2015 appointed 14 Fulani aborigines into his Government including the leader of Miyetti Allah in the state, Alhaji Garus Gorolo who served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Fulani Affairs. Gololo is of Fulani from Adamawa State.
“With all these appointments made to these sons and daughters of Fulani nationality, we can’t figure out where the Ortom Government has indicated any single trace of hatred on the fulani people as a tribe.
“It is unfortunate and pure act of mischief that rather than applaud Governor Samuel Ortom for his magnanimity to the Fulani as a race, criminal elements within their fold are bent on destroying the peace in the state thereby undermining the government and its people.
“This is evident in their total disregard to the Anti-Open Grazing Law of the state, unprovoked attacks on farming communities in the state and owing up to the killing in the media including on National TV.