The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Senator George Akume’s attack on Ortom describing it as an assault on the entire people of Benue State.
The party made the condemnation in a statement on Tuesday signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
“This attack on Governor Ortom is an unpardonable assault on the generality of Benue people, particularly, the victims of the bloody attacks in the state,
“The PDP describes Senator Akume’s call for a state of emergency in Benue as thoughtless, reckless and absolutely reprehensible,” the statement read in part.
In the statement titled; “Benue killings: PDP charges DSS To investigate Akume, asks Akume to explain roles in Benue violence”, PDP also called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to question Senator George Akume over killings in Benue State.
The party further called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the former Benue governor over embezzled billions while he was governor.
Akume had at a press conference in Abuja on Monday called for a state of emergency in Benue over high level of insecurity which the PDP frowned at.