- A group in Benue state has warned against ongoing attacks on their governor by the EFCC
- The group alleged that the EFCC has assumed the position of an attack dog for the APC
An indigenous group in Benue state has condemned the alleged harassment on Governor Samuel Ortom by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Igede People of Benue State in Diaspora said the demand for the release of minutes of the State Security Council meetings between 2015 and 2018, is an act as harassment and intimidation taken to the extreme.
Sunday Olibe, the Kaduna state branch chairman of the group said the EFCC has assumed the position of an attack dog for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Vanguard reports that the group also alleged that the attack on the governor began after he defected from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Olibe said: “The rule of law must be followed. By using harassment, I don’t think APC chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, is in order.
“It is not a must, Nigeria is not an entity for any person. Nigeria belongs to all of us. We, Igede people in the diaspora, are calling on the entire Nigerians that if anything happens in Benue State, Mr. President will be held responsible because he is the one who is blocking the other side and allowing people in.
"We are still insisting that the IGP who had been accused severally of paying deaf ears to corruption in APC, must be sacked the same way the erstwhile director general of the Department of State Services (DSS) Alhaji Lawal Daura, was sacked."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Ortom had accused the EFCC of subjecting the state government and its officials to intense grilling. Ortom said the persecution by the EFCC against the state was becoming “ridiculous”.
The governor alleged that no day passes without the commission adding one more angle to their harassment of Benue officials.
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