From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has alleged plot by the Federal Government to compromise Operation Whirl Stroke, OPWS so that it would no longer stop attacks on the people.
Governor Ortom who made the accusation yesterday in Makurdi when he paid homage to the Ter Makurdi to seek his blessings for his reelection, stated that he identified those who planned to attack the people of the state and reported them to the security agencies controlled by the federal government but no action was taken even after the attacks and killings.
He appealed to the people of the state to take their destiny in their own hands to vote against impunity and oppression of the APC administration.
Governor Ortom further said that only massive voting against the ruling government could register the displeasure of the people of the state and ensure more decisive action.
Be averred that if the people failed to take that action, no one would stick out his neck for them in future.
He said he directed chairmen of local governments affected by recent killings this year to forward the names and other statistics of those affected to the press to prove the point.
The Governor listed lack of funds due to the recession that hit the country, social vices and insecurity as major challenges during his first tenure, stressing that he took actions on all of them while promising that his second tenure would be better than the first.