The publisher of Ovation magazine cum member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential campaign council, Dele Momodu has reacted to the statement credited to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
Dele Momodu Faults Ortom Over Miyetti Allah Comment
Ortom was enraged over Atiku’s comments on the recent killings by suspected herdsmen in the state.
The Benue governor also accused Atiku of working with Miyetti Allah, a herdsmen group with a militant arm.
Reacting to Ortom’s comment on Channels Television’s Politics Today, a member of the PDP presidential campaign team, Dele Momodu, faulted Ortom.
“To label him an agent of Miyetti-Allah, that’s wrong,” Momodu said. “He can say anything about Atiku Abubakar, but to call him an agent of Miyetti Allah, I disagree vehemently with that.
“If you don’t want to support a man . . . it’s very easy to give a dog a bad name, in order to hang it. But it is wrong to disparage a man who has served his country meritoriously, who has done everything he could for every part of his country . . . but because you are playing politics because you disagree with him, then you use such weighty words against him, well there’s always another time.
“I am telling you that even Governor Wike, who is supposed to be the angriest among them, because he participated in our primaries, has not used such words against Atiku Abubakar.”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that Dele Momodu said Nyesom Wike will not leave the PDP because he is a principled politician.