The Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Mr. Terver Akase, has stated that his boss, Governor Samuel Ortom, has no personal grudge against President Muhammadu Buhari, but was only being patriotic.
Akase made the assertion while reacting to the statement from the Presidency issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, who said the President expressed “his disappointment and sadness over Ortom’s litany of accusations against his person and his government, following the recent unfortunate incidents in the state.”
In a statement, yesterday, in Makurdi, Akase described as reckless, the comment by the President’s spokesman, noting, “Buhari wouldn’t have given approval for such a reckless and insensitive press release.”
According to him, what Garba Shehu ought to have known was that the Governor has no personal grudge against the President.
Akase said Ortom, was only being patriotic by calling for justice, equity, fairness and above all the rule of law, adding that he expected the President to be the leader of every Nigerian and treat all as his people.