Presidency Accuses Ortom Of Using Ruga Controversy As A Diversion

The Presidency has accused Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom of using the Ruga settlement saga to divert attention from his failure.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had made this known  on The News at 10 on Channels Television on Monday.

Shehu had said, “One thing I will tell you is that the most outspoken critic of this policy, who is the governor of Benue State, is not invited and he is not a part of it (Ruga). He has no business meddling in this affair and if he has work to do, let him stay on his job and do it.”

Shehu had also gone ahead to say that those in power in Benue got there by  fueling ethnic division and this has become the only way of diverting the attention of the people.

“One thing I can tell you is that Benue is absolutely absent from this. They have not applied and they have not been invited. But the thing is that going by the nature of politics in that place; people have used this ethnicity to get to power. They need it in order to stay in power because they have no answers to the problem of their people,” Shehu added.