This online news medium understands that this comment comes after Buhari had said Ortom left the All Progressives Congress (APC) owing to unresolved issues concerning open-grazing of cattle in Benue State.
However, a statement by the Tiv Youth Organization said the comment “was a confirmation of Buhari’s anti-Benue posturing, adding that by the statement, Ortom’s lack of confidence in federal authorities to protect his people has been confirmed.”
It added that: “It is most saddening that President Buhari will be talking about grazing routes that were created in the sixties. What was the population of Nigeria at the time? What is the population now?
“So, you see this has clearly shown the President’s bias towards his Fulani brothers even as the President of the country and we as a body are solidly behind governor Ortom which was why we overwhelmingly voted him back into office.”
This is as it noted that “Benue people are with governor Ortom so long as he stands with us, so shall we continue to stand with him.”