The Guardian (Nigeria)

Stop harassing Gusau, PDP tells police

Benue groups warn against media attacks on Ortom

- From Azimazi Momoh Jimoh ( Abuja) and Joseph Wantu ( Markudi)

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.

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