PDP Condemns Attempt On Gov. Ortom’s Life

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vehemently condemns Saturday’s
reckless attack and assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of
Benue state by suspected bandits, reported to be killer herdsmen.

The party calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to put machinery in motion
by ordering an immediate manhunt, arrest and prosecution of the
assailants and beef up security around the governor.

The PDP expresses shock that the assailants trailed Governor Ortom and
opened fire on him and his aides along Makurdi/Gboko road, in an attack
that by every indication is aimed to assassinate the governor.

Our party is worried that this brazen attempt at Governor Ortom’s life
is coming on the heels of his outspokenness in exposing those allegedly
behind the incessant attacks of communities in the state and demanding
that the Federal Government to live up to its responsibility on the
protection of life and property in the state.

The PDP fears for the life of Governor Ortom and we urge Nigerians to
hold the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration responsible
over its failure to take a decisive step to check the escalated
insecurity and brazen attacks on innocent Nigerians.

The PDP however calls on Governor Ortom not to be deterred by the attack
but to remain courageous and at alert, at all times while providing
leadership to the people of his state.

The party also calls on the people of Benue State to be calm and
vigilant while providing useful information to security agencies to
flush bandits and criminal elements out of the state and other parts of
the country.

  Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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