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Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by sarrki(m): 7:06am On Jan 28, 2018
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Benue State led by Governor Samuel Ortom are in search of a new political platform ahead of the 2019 general election following threats from Abuja that Ortom could be denied the party’s ticket for hosting a mass burial for victims of herdsmen attack, THISDAY has learnt.

A deadly attack launched by herdsmen on New Year’s Day had claimed 73 lives in Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue, plunging the state into grief. The state government later announced its plans to hold mass burial for all the victims in the state capital.



Worried by the security implication of holding such mass burial and the negative publicity it could generate for the Buhari administration, THISDAY gathered that the presidency dispatched top security chiefs and political advisers to the state to persuade the governor to shelve the idea with a warning that conducting such a burial could lead to reprisal attacks in other parts of the country. A few of his governor colleagues were also mandated to convince him to heed the plea of the presidency.

But Ortom, who had accused the federal government of failing the Benue people by not providing security despite his warnings of an impending attack, with the support of the leaders of the state, proceeded with the burial to national and international acclaim.

Images of the mass burial held at IBB Square in Makurdi showed trucks conveying the remains of the victims to the venue with the grisly sight of sobbing relatives and mourners trending on the social media for days. This sent signals of the unspoken calamity of the herdsmen attack and brought the reality to scores.

The presidency, THISDAY learnt, was jolted by the refusal of Governor Ortom to heed its appeal to shelve plans to hold the mass burial for the victims of the deadly attacks.

Other remarks credited to the governor on how the attack could have been averted were also said to have unsettled APC leaders in Abuja.

Governor Ortom had during a visit to the state by a delegation from the National Assembly said that he alerted President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris to the plot to launch attacks on the state over the promulgation of an anti-open grazing law.

Vice President Osinbajo was forced by the claim to issue a statement denying being told by the governor about any impending attack on any specific part of the state.

Though a party delegation was led to the mass burial by the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, THISDAY gathered that hawks within the presidency and the party had resolved to deny the governor the party’s ticket in 2019 governorship election.

Ortom, a first term governor, is expected to seek reelection. Party primaries are due to hold later this year.

A close friend of the governor, who pleaded not to be named, said Ortom had been under serious threat since the mass burial was held for the victims of the attack.

The source however said that the governor was unperturbed by the threat as leaders of the party in the state were behind him in every step he took on the deadly incident.

The governor and the leaders of the party in the state are however not leaving things to chance as they are already searching for alternative political platform should Abuja make good its threat to deny the governor ticket.

What the governor also has going for him is that the attacks have now united the Benue people, irrespective of political persuasion.

“Ortom has been under threat from Abuja since he hosted the mass burial, but I can tell you that he has said he would not betray his people for any ticket,” the governor’s friend said.

“The governor has sent a message to Abuja that they should realise that nobody has won the presidency in Nigeria without Benue State since the election of Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

“He reminded them that where Benue goes, is where Nigeria goes as far as election into the presidency is concerned”, the source said.

President Buhari is also believed to be interested in seeking re-election, although he has not made his intentions known officially.



https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/01/28/under-threat-for-hosting-mass-burial-benue-apc-leaders-search-for-new-political-platform/

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Firefire(m): 7:09am On Jan 28, 2018
APC is a cursed party & a terrorist organization.

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by sarrki(m): 7:15am On Jan 28, 2018
Democracy is for the people by the people and for the people

Whatever they decides and they feel is best for them should be respected by all

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by 8744Kin(m): 7:29am On Jan 28, 2018
If another political platform will make Ortom to sit-up and deliver good governance to his people, so be it.

Benue people have suffered enough ( from non-payment of workers salary to lack of infrastructural development and now being maimed and killed in their houses by fulani herdsmen).

All this on the alter of APC.

It is only a tree that will refuse to move when it's marked for cut down.

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by great664(m): 7:29am On Jan 28, 2018
sarrki:


President Buhari is also believed to be interested in seeking re-election, although he has not made his intentions known officially.


This part didn't go well with me.

As a matter of fact, he has declared in a video he couldn't even speak well and forgotten the script given to him that they have to edit and re-edit...

In the video, he "honestly" agreed that he failed in Security and Economy which is why he is seeking reelection because nothing has changed..,

Buhari, his wife and daughter agreed to have failed Nigerians, wonder why people like you guys feel otherwise. The zombiesm on you guys is bae.

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by greatgod2012(f): 7:29am On Jan 28, 2018
Sarrki, happy Sunday bro!

A quick question for you here......


Do you still find it comfortable defending Buhari even with his loud silence on Fulani herdsmen terrorism

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by CASTOSVILLA(m): 7:36am On Jan 28, 2018
Mba! stay put. I just found out that Benue has beat Delta state to be no.1 dumbest state in Nigeria. Weldone people

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by imhotep: 7:45am On Jan 28, 2018
sarrki:
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Bimbo Akosile

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Benue State led by Governor Samuel Ortom are in search of a new political platform ahead of the 2019 general election following threats from Abuja that Ortom could be denied the party’s ticket for hosting a mass burial for victims of herdsmen attack, THISDAY has learnt.

A deadly attack launched by herdsmen on New Year’s Day had claimed 73 lives in Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue, plunging the state into grief. The state government later announced its plans to hold mass burial for all the victims in the state capital.



Worried by the security implication of holding such mass burial and the negative publicity it could generate for the Buhari administration, THISDAY gathered that the presidency dispatched top security chiefs and political advisers to the state to persuade the governor to shelve the idea with a warning that conducting such a burial could lead to reprisal attacks in other parts of the country. A few of his governor colleagues were also mandated to convince him to heed the plea of the presidency.

But Ortom, who had accused the federal government of failing the Benue people by not providing security despite his warnings of an impending attack, with the support of the leaders of the state, proceeded with the burial to national and international acclaim.

Images of the mass burial held at IBB Square in Makurdi showed trucks conveying the remains of the victims to the venue with the grisly sight of sobbing relatives and mourners trending on the social media for days. This sent signals of the unspoken calamity of the herdsmen attack and brought the reality to scores.

The presidency, THISDAY learnt, was jolted by the refusal of Governor Ortom to heed its appeal to shelve plans to hold the mass burial for the victims of the deadly attacks.

Other remarks credited to the governor on how the attack could have been averted were also said to have unsettled APC leaders in Abuja.

Governor Ortom had during a visit to the state by a delegation from the National Assembly said that he alerted President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris to the plot to launch attacks on the state over the promulgation of an anti-open grazing law.

Vice President Osinbajo was forced by the claim to issue a statement denying being told by the governor about any impending attack on any specific part of the state.

Though a party delegation was led to the mass burial by the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, THISDAY gathered that hawks within the presidency and the party had resolved to deny the governor the party’s ticket in 2019 governorship election.

Ortom, a first term governor, is expected to seek reelection. Party primaries are due to hold later this year.

A close friend of the governor, who pleaded not to be named, said Ortom had been under serious threat since the mass burial was held for the victims of the attack.

The source however said that the governor was unperturbed by the threat as leaders of the party in the state were behind him in every step he took on the deadly incident.

The governor and the leaders of the party in the state are however not leaving things to chance as they are already searching for alternative political platform should Abuja make good its threat to deny the governor ticket.

What the governor also has going for him is that the attacks have now united the Benue people, irrespective of political persuasion.

“Ortom has been under threat from Abuja since he hosted the mass burial, but I can tell you that he has said he would not betray his people for any ticket,” the governor’s friend said.

“The governor has sent a message to Abuja that they should realise that nobody has won the presidency in Nigeria without Benue State since the election of Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

“He reminded them that where Benue goes, is where Nigeria goes as far as election into the presidency is concerned”, the source said.

President Buhari is also believed to be interested in seeking re-election, although he has not made his intentions known officially.



https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/01/28/under-threat-for-hosting-mass-burial-benue-apc-leaders-search-for-new-political-platform/
Where are those sai babarians.
Do you all see how political dullardry leads to unending disasters?

cc lzaa

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by oduastates: 7:51am On Jan 28, 2018
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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Masama: 7:51am On Jan 28, 2018
APC is a devilish party

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Switruth: 7:52am On Jan 28, 2018
Na wao
Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Ikology(m): 7:56am On Jan 28, 2018
Ok
Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by badboywizzy: 8:02am On Jan 28, 2018
Worried by the security implication of holding such mass burial and the negative publicity it could generate for the Buhari administration

Coming from the presidency at a time when lives were lost.

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by LZAA: 8:03am On Jan 28, 2018
imhotep:
Where are those sai babarians. Do you all see how political dullardry leads to unending disasters?
cc lzaa
grin grin they are here

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by oduastates: 8:03am On Jan 28, 2018
Form your own parties .
I have always canvassed for independent parties that are domiciled in regions without any links with national parties.

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by sarrki(m): 8:11am On Jan 28, 2018
greatgod2012:
Sarrki, happy Sunday bro!

A quick question for you here......


Do you still find it comfortable defending Buhari even with his loud silence on Fulani herdsmen terrorism

Good morning Sis

I am a patriot

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by CoolFreeday(m): 8:12am On Jan 28, 2018
Forget party, Ortom cannot even win again, I pity Benue.

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Nobody: 8:12am On Jan 28, 2018
If only some people were not stupid enough to vote in this dullard... angry
Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Doerstech(m): 8:15am On Jan 28, 2018
hmmmmm..HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE
Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by cheeeoma(f): 8:23am On Jan 28, 2018
APC showing there true colour little by little,let's wait till buhari rigs 2019 election. Nigerians will hear wii

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Esseite: 8:24am On Jan 28, 2018
This gives reason for killings and carrying away of dead bodies by the Nigerian army during assults..

For the one reason not to put the president and Apc in bad light, the dead should be thrown to the deserts to suit a meal for vultures rather than being given a decent burial..

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Annie939(f): 8:28am On Jan 28, 2018
good move
Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by EternalTruths: 8:32am On Jan 28, 2018
Is a matter of time before Benue starts attending SS/SE meetings.
Good morning Tivs

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Paperwhite(m): 8:33am On Jan 28, 2018
APC remains a wicked entity. angry Any wonder the wickedness in Nigeria now is unprecedented? undecided
I have said it times without number that these idiots fully know what they're doing.The earlier the middlebelt seperate itself from the core north the better for it. undecided

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Paperwhite(m): 8:37am On Jan 28, 2018
Worried by the security implication of holding such mass burial and the negative publicity it could generate for the Buhari administration, THISDAY gathered that the presidency dispatched top security chiefs and political advisers to the state to persuade the governor to shelve the idea with a warning that conducting such a burial could lead to reprisal attacks in other parts of the country.

God! cry cry cry cry APC is cursed & doomed for this statement.People need security that a useless Buhari government never provided only for them to be killed by his fulani brothers.
Then all the satanic government was thinking is how to maintain an already bastardized social imagine and want to choose how a beleaguered Benue State should mourn & bury its fallen brethren angry angry
God pls punish these fools and their zombies for us abeg.We've had enough. angry

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by baralatie(m): 8:44am On Jan 28, 2018
sarrki:
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Bimbo Akosile

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Benue State led by Governor Samuel Ortom are in search of a new political platform ahead of the 2019 general election following threats from Abuja that Ortom could be denied the party’s ticket for hosting a mass burial for victims of herdsmen attack, THISDAY has learnt.

A deadly attack launched by herdsmen on New Year’s Day had claimed 73 lives in Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue, plunging the state into grief. The state government later announced its plans to hold mass burial for all the victims in the state capital.



Worried by the security implication of holding such mass burial and the negative publicity it could generate for the Buhari administration, THISDAY gathered that the presidency dispatched top security chiefs and political advisers to the state to persuade the governor to shelve the idea with a warning that conducting such a burial could lead to reprisal attacks in other parts of the country. A few of his governor colleagues were also mandated to convince him to heed the plea of the presidency.

But Ortom, who had accused the federal government of failing the Benue people by not providing security despite his warnings of an impending attack, with the support of the leaders of the state, proceeded with the burial to national and international acclaim.

Images of the mass burial held at IBB Square in Makurdi showed trucks conveying the remains of the victims to the venue with the grisly sight of sobbing relatives and mourners trending on the social media for days. This sent signals of the unspoken calamity of the herdsmen attack and brought the reality to scores.

The presidency, THISDAY learnt, was jolted by the refusal of Governor Ortom to heed its appeal to shelve plans to hold the mass burial for the victims of the deadly attacks.

Other remarks credited to the governor on how the attack could have been averted were also said to have unsettled APC leaders in Abuja.

Governor Ortom had during a visit to the state by a delegation from the National Assembly said that he alerted President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris to the plot to launch attacks on the state over the promulgation of an anti-open grazing law.

Vice President Osinbajo was forced by the claim to issue a statement denying being told by the governor about any impending attack on any specific part of the state.

Though a party delegation was led to the mass burial by the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, THISDAY gathered that hawks within the presidency and the party had resolved to deny the governor the party’s ticket in 2019 governorship election.

Ortom, a first term governor, is expected to seek reelection. Party primaries are due to hold later this year.

A close friend of the governor, who pleaded not to be named, said Ortom had been under serious threat since the mass burial was held for the victims of the attack.

The source however said that the governor was unperturbed by the threat as leaders of the party in the state were behind him in every step he took on the deadly incident.

The governor and the leaders of the party in the state are however not leaving things to chance as they are already searching for alternative political platform should Abuja make good its threat to deny the governor ticket.

What the governor also has going for him is that the attacks have now united the Benue people, irrespective of political persuasion.

“Ortom has been under threat from Abuja since he hosted the mass burial, but I can tell you that he has said he would not betray his people for any ticket,” the governor’s friend said.

“The governor has sent a message to Abuja that they should realise that nobody has won the presidency in Nigeria without Benue State since the election of Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

“He reminded them that where Benue goes, is where Nigeria goes as far as election into the presidency is concerned”, the source said.

President Buhari is also believed to be interested in seeking re-election, although he has not made his intentions known officially.



https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/01/28/under-threat-for-hosting-mass-burial-benue-apc-leaders-search-for-new-political-platform/
the APC as a party are very wicked if this is the case.That is the party does not care for the security of the lives of Benue people at all.Basically saying the Benue people can continue to death off!
Lord Jesus have mercy
Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by greatgod2012(f): 8:45am On Jan 28, 2018
sarrki:

Good morning Sis
I am a patriot



Lol......

Is this the answer to my question
That question requires a yes or no answer!

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by baralatie(m): 8:45am On Jan 28, 2018
Paperwhite:
Worried by the security implication of holding such mass burial and the negative publicity it could generate for the Buhari administration, THISDAY gathered that the presidency dispatched top security chiefs and political advisers to the state to persuade the governor to shelve the idea with a warning that conducting such a burial could lead to reprisal attacks in other parts of the country.
Imagine

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by baralatie(m): 8:50am On Jan 28, 2018
Vice President Osinbajo was forced by the claim to issue a statement denying being told by the governor about any impending attack on any specific part of the state.


how much is APC paying that the v.p has to look the other way?

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by sarrki(m): 8:56am On Jan 28, 2018
baralatie:
Vice President Osinbajo was forced by the claim to issue a statement denying being told by the governor about any impending attack on any specific part of the state.


how much is APC paying that the v.p has to look the other way?


Why did you singled him out ?

Coz of his tribe shay ?

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Re: Benue APC Leaders Search For New Party Over Threat For Hosting Mass Burial by Omeokachie: 9:06am On Jan 28, 2018
Ortom dined with the devil, now they have come for his head.

It was this same Ortom that left his state to go campaign for APC in Rivers state. A man that is not yet comfortable at home going out to conquer another's territory.

I hope he has learnt his lessons and would choose his friends more carefully next time.

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