MAKURDI – Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State have been told he lacks the moral justification to probe the six local government chairmen and two deputy chairmen recently suspended for three months.
He has therefore been asked to account for about N402 billion that accrued to the state coffers during his three and half-year tenure as governor.
Leader of the Fulani in the state, who disclosed this in a chat in Makurdi also alleged that the affected chairmen and their deputies were framed in order to remove them because they were members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gololo, also a member of the APC in the state, was reacting to the suspension of council chiefs over allegations of gross misconduct, misappropriation of funds and abuse of office.
He argued that Ortom was unable to judiciously manage funds that accrued to the state, hence he could not pay workers’ salaries and other emoluments, adding that the governor’s action was tantamount to an abuse of office.