Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday warned Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to stop interfering in his state’s affairs.
Mr. Ortom said this at a stakeholders meeting held in Makurdi, Benue State Capital, with the National Economic Council (NEC), technical committee on herdsmen/farmers crisis resolution led by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State.
“Please tell your boss when you see him to stop interfering with affairs in my state, let him mind his business in Plateau and I will mind my own business here,” Ortom told Lalong’s representative at the meeting.
According to Ortom, Lalong had in a meeting told his deputy that he still stand by his statement over the implementation of the anti-open grazing law in Benue State. Adding that Lalong noted that he only apologized because of pressure on him.
“He also told people that he introduced this Kenya woman in this committee to me, whereas, this woman was introduced to me by Nasir El Rufai, not him.”
“Am the governor here (Benue), how can he say that he warned me, who is he to warn me, he can only advise me.”