Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has insisted he would not apologise to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, over his recent attacks.
Ortom stated this in response to calls by Former Governor of Benue State, George Akume, who is also the current Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, that he should apologise and stop attacking Buhari and his administration.
Reacting, Ortom lambasted Akume over the call, stressing that he would never stop criticizing the Buhari’s administration when necessary.
In a statement by his spokesman, Tever Akase, on Tuesday, the governor said: “As expected, Senator Akume and his group avoided responding to the issues of insecurity in the country which the Governor has repeatedly and rightly accused the Presidency of complicity.
“The outing of George Akume and others in Abuja was nothing more than a massage on the ego of the Presidency to curry personal favours.
“As long as he and his group secure their meal tickets, Benue can go to hell. A media attack on Governor Ortom instantly attracts a package from the Villa.
“Akume and his group must have been under immense pressure to hold the press conference and hurl vituperation against the Governor. This, they had to do to keep their jobs.”
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