The governor of Benue state,Governor Samuel Orton has said that he will never support the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar to become president.
Gov. Ortom made this known on Sunday when he played host to some PDP governor including Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike in Makurdi Benue state capital.
Speaking in the meeting,Orton decries the continued killing and attacks on Benue people including a recent attack where 18 people was killed.
“To hell with Atiku and anyone supporting him. They should go and tell him. You want me to be slave for a Fulani. It’s better I die than support Atiku. Because anybody supporting him is an enemy of Benue.He said
“My people are being attacked killed on a daily basis and you want me to be quiet.
“My tenure ends in may and you can do what ever you want if you think you have the powers. I have written my will. When I gave it to my wife, she cried all night.
If I die at 62, many of my mates have gone long time ago and If I die today, I am a fulfilled person but let it be recorded that I died resisting the invasion and killing of my people.
“I will never support a Fulani man to become president. If there is another person who is ready to work with me and ensure the security of my people, I will work with him,” Ortom said.
Among the governor in the meeting includes Governor of Enugu State Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi,Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde,Abia State governor,Okezie Ikpeazu and Nyesom Wike Rivers State.