The Guardian (Nigeria)
Stop harassing Gusau, PDP tells police
Benue groups warn against media attacks on Ortom
THE Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) has condemned alleged attempt by the police to undermine the statutory powers of the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Mahdi Gusau.
PDP said its position was predicated on reported police harassment of Gusau, including “unlawful and vexatious obstruction of a planned rally by the deputy governor.”
The National Publicity Secretary of the major opposition party , Kola Ologbondiyan, noted: “Instead of harassing the deputy governor, the police, as agents of the la w, should be providing him with all the protection and privileges, particularly as the formal process for his official declaration, given the vacation of office ( of governor) by Bello Matawalle, has already commenced at the Federal High Court.”
LSO, socio- cultural
groups in Benue State have warned those organising campaign of calumny against Governor , Samuel Ortom, especially in the media, to desist or face the people’s wrath.
The groups, including the three main socio- cultural groups in the state, Mdzough U Tiv ( MUT), Ochetoha K’ Idoma ( OKI) and Omi Ny’igede ( ONI), sounded the warning yesterday at a press
conference in Makurdi.