•Says candidacy worst political decision by PDP
•Asks voters to reject governor at the poll
As the Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Orton gears up for the 2019 election following his victory at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary, a coalition of civil society group has asked electorate in his state to reject him at the poll.
This was even as it described the governor as the real and enabler of Miyetti Allah Catlle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) who failed to address the alleged herdsmen killings in Benue State.
The group on Thursday bemoaned the PDP for handing him the ticket,describing the decision as the worst one ever made by the party.
The organization under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society for Peace and Good Governance, insisted that the party’s settlement for Governor Ortom as its candidate was not only laughable but also retrogressive.
President of the group, Mr. Asongo Vincent, who stated this during a press conference in Makurdi, insisted that the nomination of the Benue State governor by the PDP as it flag-bearer was the worst political decision of the century, saying the party wouldl pay dearly for it.
Reading a prepared text before newsmen, he asked: “How can a party the people have come to trust so much as the hope for the common man in Benue descend so low to nominate such a liability with so much political, moral and spiritual baggages?
“Who did this to Benue State? He is governor who does not really care about the killing of his people but decamped to PDP just to weep political sentiments having failed to deliver dividends of democracy.
” If Governor Ortoms truly cares, why is our roads this bad? If he cares ,where are the schools? If he cares, why has he not paid the backlog of salaries? If Ortom truly cares, where are the hospitals? ”
He added: “When Benue people were being killed by herdsmen, the governor did not visit some of the communities until after two months?
“For us in the coalition,we are already collating signatures from concerning groups and in matters of days, we shall be matching on the street of all the three senatorial districts to remind Benue people of the many sins of Governor Ortom, who has consistently used the name of Most high to short-change our people.
“We shall be reminding the Benue that Ortom is the real miyette Allah.”