Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, of libel, demanding N10 billion as damages.
The governor, through his legal counsel, Samuel Irabor, demanded that Oshiomhole should within seven days retract the libellous statements he made against him in 10 national dailies and in the prime beat of national television and radio. Ortom accused Oshiomhole of saying the Christians in the state are responsible for the killings against their own people. He also said the former Edo State governor had made libellous statements about security votes and workers' salaries.
“It boggles the mind to begin the process of thinking that led to your unconscionable statement that ‘Benue Christians’ are responsible for the mass killings and sustainable genocide against their own people”, he said.
He called on the national chairman to within seven days of receipt of the letter meet all the demands or face legal action.