Ortom Calls For Miyetti Allah’s Leader Arrest As Akpabio Indicts Oil Region’s Vultures

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is currently pressing for the arrest of the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bodejo, for describing a statement he made on the controversial RUGA of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration as a threat to the country.

Though Bodejo was quoted in some dailies to have threatened that governors that refused to establish cattle colonies, also known as RUGA settlements, will not know peace in their states, the establishment is not likely to act in spite of the weighty security implications of such a threat.   

The obviously unguarded outburst is re-echoing as the Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio, is crying out about his safety over the seeming nasty plundering of the vastly polluted oil and gas region.

Akpabio says people he tagged as the Niger Delta Vultures are after him, even as he has also denied collected money from the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nsima Ekere, to frustrate the ongoing probe of the commission’s activities.

Ekere was Akpabio’s deputy when the minister dominated the affairs of Akwa Ibom State as governor. Akpabio also unsuccessfully backed Ekere to flush out Governor Udom Emmanuel in this year’s governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

While claiming that he is not part of those milking the resources meant for the development of the Niger Delta since 1999, Akpabio added, ‘’it’s part of the effort to frustrate the forensic audit of the accounts of the NDDC ordered by President Buhari.’’

Continuing, he said, ‘’I have not received any kobo from anyone in the NDDC or any other agency of government and I want anyone who has any claim to the contrary to come out openly to lay the fact before the public. This is a case of corruption fighting back, because no one foresaw that a forensic audit of the accounts of the commission could ever be ordered.’’

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