APC Youths Ask Police to Apologise to Benue Governor


Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The North-central zonal youths forum of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has demanded an apology from Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Moshood Jimoh, for allegedly calling Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, “a drowning man.”

The youth forum also asked that the police spokesman should be made to render a public apology to the governor within the next seven days or be relieved of his office.

In a statement issued by the APC North-central zonal youth leader, Terver Aginde, thursday in Abuja, threatened that President Muhammadu Buhari, should also re-organise security agencies in the country.

While calling on Buhari to wake up and fulfill the promises he made during the 2015 general election, the zonal youth leader, said: “The youths of North-central would be pushed to the wall if the killings in the North-central states is not stopped. No individual has monopoly of violence.

“President Buhari should wake up and do what he promised Nigerians that he was going to do for Nigerians when he was campaigning for our votes.”

On why the FPRO should be sacked, Aginde said: “We cannot believe that under President Buhari’s government that we know of discipline, honesty and integrity, will allow an unprofesional officer like the FPRO and the Inspector General of Police to be disgracing and tarnishing the image of the government. “On behalf of the youth of the North Central states of Nigeria, we demand that the FPRO should be sacked and asked to apologise to the governor of Benue state, for calling him a drowning man within seven days.

“The governor of Benue State swore to protect lives and property when he was taking oath of office, likewise the president, why play sentiments and politics with the herdsmen crises?

“We don’t want to believe that the IG and his co-conspirators are not making fortunes out of the crises just like what happened during the Boko Haram insurgent under President Goodluck Jonathan. We say no to cattle colony in the North-central.”