Thursday, 23 July 2015

Former Governor Responsible for #Benue killings - APC

Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have continued to trade blames over high profile killings in the state with the state chairman of APC, Comrade Abba Yaro alleging that the immediate past governor of the state Dr. Gabriel Suswam knew about the incidents.

Yaro, in a press statement made available to The Guardian alleged that the former governor who lost his senatorial bid had vowed publicly that his attack dogs would go after people who collect his money and failed to execute his wish of facilitating his election.

The state APC Chairman, who said rather than the members of the PDP looking inwards to identify the culprits, the party is busy casting “reckless, reprehensible and scandalous falsehood on the ruling party.”

In a similar development, Adviser to the state Governor on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua has described as unwarranted, baseless and mischievous, comments in some sections of the media credited to the retired Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, portraying Governor Samuel Ortom as paying lip service to matters of security in the state.

Agerzua also said for Tsav to have said that because Governor Ortom had not set up a committee to handle his amnesty programme to recover arms from wrong hands and so, should be held responsible for the killings in the state is unfair.

Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom has sworn- in 13 commissioners and 16 Special Advisers to serve as members of the state executive council with the charge on them to place the people of the state at the center of all actions or activities and not to convert funds meant for the execution of projects for people’s welfare to personal gains.

Going by this number, the Special Advisers are now 18 as two of them including that of Media/ ICT, Mr. Tahav Agerzua and that of Security, Retired Col. Edwin Jando were earlier on sworn in.

“In our administration, if you chop public money, the money will chop you. You must also shun acts of flamboyance, be frugal and sensitive to public perception and commit public funds only to the advancement of public good,” Ortom added.

He drew their attention to the continued dwindling allocation to the state and the imperative need for the government to look inwards to raise the internally generated revenue, IGR and sued for total com

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