PDP Condemns Attempt On Gov. Ortom’s Life…Demands Arrest, Prosecution of Assailants

March 20, 2021

Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vehemently condemns Saturday’s 
reckless attack and assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of 
Benue state by suspected bandits, reported to be killer herdsmen.

The party calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to put machinery in motion 
by ordering an immediate manhunt, arrest and prosecution of the 
assailants and beef up security around the governor.

The PDP expresses shock that the assailants trailed Governor Ortom and 
opened fire on him and his aides along Makurdi/Gboko road, in an attack 
that by every indication is aimed to assassinate the governor.

Our party is worried that this brazen attempt at Governor Ortom’s life 
is coming on the heels of his outspokenness in exposing those allegedly 
behind the incessant attacks of communities in the state and demanding 
that the Federal Government to live up to its responsibility on the 
protection of life and property in the state.

The PDP fears for the life of Governor Ortom and we urge Nigerians to 
hold the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration responsible 
over its failure to take a decisive step to check the escalated 
insecurity and brazen attacks on innocent Nigerians.

The PDP however calls on Governor Ortom not to be deterred by the attack 
but to remain courageous and at alert, at all times while providing 
leadership to the people of his state.

The party also calls on the people of Benue State to be calm and 
vigilant while providing useful information to security agencies to 
flush bandits and criminal elements out of the state and other parts of 
the country.

  Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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