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Sunday, 22 October 2017

2019 Election: Our support for Gov. Ortom is 110 percent — Benue’s leaders

GISTSMARK.COM - Consequent upon the up and coming actuation of the open grazing prohibition law, the three major ethnic groups in Benue state – the Tiv, Idoma and Igede also have declared support for Governor Samuel Ortom, urging him to ensure the full implementation of the newly enacted law which comes into effect by  November 1, 2017.

Gov. Ortom of Benue State Addressing  correspondents in Makurdi the Benue state capital President General of Mdzough U Tiv, Chief Edward Ujege, who also spoke on behalf of the Idoma National Forum and the Omi Ny’Igede, the umbrella bodies of the three tribes in state, maintained that all Benue indigenes were behind the Governor. Chief Ujege said, “we are solidly behind Governor Samuel Ortom, our support for him is 110 percent.

Come rain, come sparkle, we are with him. "Come November 1, 2017, which is the date for the initiation of the execution of the law, whatever lawful means or move that is made by any members or groups we will stay with him.
Gov.  Samuel Ortom 

We will make sure that the law is applied to each and everyone.

I may advise you that the law isn't just about cows, luckily it is about each creature or domesticated animals and proprietors of such, regardless of your identity or where you are originating from.

I must also point out that the law makes provision for the protection of the herdsmen, because it has provided that anyone caught involved in livestock rustling would be prosecuted accordingly. So it is out to protect the herdsmen and farmers alike.

The law, in this manner, applies to everybody in Benue however shockingly it is just a single gathering that is kicking against it, which shouldn't be," he finished up.