JUST IN: Benue Youths Prevent Ortom From Attending APC Meeting
Some aggrieved Benue youths have prevented Governor Samuel Ortom from travelling to attend the All Progressives Congress (APC) reconciliation meeting in Abuja.
The youths in their numbers on Wednesday blocked the Government House , preventing the Ortom, from coming out
Ortom is scheduled to meet with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole and some other party members.
The meetin is a follow-up talk with the leadership of the party on the peace deal offered by Oshiomhole.
Sensing that the Governor might have a change of mind after the Abuja meeting and would possibly return to APC, the youths blocked the main road with various inscriptions, urging Ortom not to go to Abuja.
They are asking him to resign his membership from the APC.The youths were said to have angrily removed the APC flag on the Governor’s vehicle and asked him to go back to Government House, threatening to vote him out if he insists on going to Abuja for the meeting.
Leader of the protesting youths, Dave Ogbole, dared the governor to crush them and embark on his trip.
Ogbole said, “If the governor insists on travelling to Abuja for the APC meeting, he will risk losing the support of the people”.
The Governor was said to have pleaded with the youths to allow him attend the meeting, assuring them that their interest would be protected.
Despite the governors’ plea , the youths stood their grounds until the governor’s convoy made a U-turn.
The youths have however continued to stay guard to ensure the governor does not travel.