By Frank Oshanugor
 
 
As the May 11, 2021 ‘Asaba Declaration’ of seventeen Southern governors continue to attract nation wide attention, the Middle Belt Journalists Forum (MBJF) has warned political respresentatives from their zone of the political consequences of remaining indifferent to national issues affecting their constituencies.
 
In a statement issued on Tuesday by its President and National Secretary, Jonathan Ipaa and Mrs. Oikeke Igado Kure respectively, the Forum said the constituents would definitely reward those who stand to protect, defend and advance the course of the masses.  
 
This is even as the Forum applauded the courage exhibited by some Federal lawmakers in the persons of Hon. Rimande Shawulu (Taraba), Hon. Mark Gbillah (Benue), Hon. Usman Sokodabo (FCT), Hon. Amos Gwamna (Kaduna), Hon. Solomon Maren (Plateau), Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf ( Kogi) for their strong support  against open  grazing by killer herdsmen.
 
The Forum urged the remaining federal lawmakers who are still sitting on the fence to join forces with their colleagues and other patriotic Nigerians to liberate the suffering masses whose main occupation, farming is currently under threat by armed marauding herders in the Middle Belt areas and other parts of the country.

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