The Samuel Ortom-led Government of Benue State has given reasons it would not be exchanging words with a governorship aspirant in the State, Terhemen Tarzoor.
Tarzoor had in a recent interview said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was going to lose the 2019 governorship election in the state if it allows Governor Samuel Ortom to contest on its platform.
DAILY POST newspaper on Monday morning, spoke with Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Terver Akase to get his reaction on Tarzoor’s position and the verbal attack on Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday.
Akase said Ortom and Tarzoor were still brother, adding that it would not be right for the Governor to stop his brother from getting favour from the “Miyetti Allah party.”
The governor’s CPS said, “We will not dignify him with a response.
“That statement he made has already won an ‘exalted’ place for him in the Miyetti Allah party, and we don’t want to deprive him of the ‘honour’.
“You know in the Miyetti Allah party, there is a keen contest on who can best impress the feudal lords in Abuja, and there is a reward system for this. The man who attacks Governor Ortom most is heavily appreciated and rewarded.
“So as a new entrant, our brother, the prince has the burden to make an instant statement to announce his arrival or lose out completely. Now that he has attacked Governor Ortom so, ‘impressively’, he will move up the reckoning ladder in the party and receive the commensurate reward. We wish him luck.”