Benue Group Tackles Ayu Over Reaction To Gbeji killings

Benue Group Tackles Ayu Over Reaction To Gbeji killings

Benue Coalition for Democracy group on Sunday flayed the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, for not showing compassion on the plight of victims of Gbeji killing and flooding when he expressed his desire to ensure that the party wins the 2023 Election.

Reacting to Ayu in a statement issued and made available to journalists in Makurdi on Sunday, the coordinator of the group, Aloysius Gbakaan, said in a statement that “parts of Benue State have come under renewed attacks by Fulani herdsmen in recent weeks. Gbeji in Ukum Local Government Area recorded one of the heaviest casualties in the last two weeks with 36 corpses recovered and more people still missing while others are in the hospital. Benue is one of the states facing the biggest floods with thousands of people rendered homeless by the surging water.

“As a man who is from Benue State and as the National Chairman of a political party which is seeking to take over the reins of power at the centre, many Nigerians expected Ayu to visit Gbeji and sympathise with families of those killed in the attack while condemning the dastardly act. He was also expected to visit the areas most affected by flooding and offer some words of consolation.

“It would not have been too much to send relief materials to the victims. In fact,  he ought to have invited his presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to accompany him to Gbeji and the flood hit areas.

“Ayu did none of these things and instead mounted the political podium in Gboko to attack Governor Samuel Ortom and other PDP stakeholders in Benue State who have called his bluff.”

“We want Nigerians who are desirous of enjoying peace after the tenure of  President Buhari to beware of Iyorchia Ayu and Atiku Abubakar’s utterances now that they are not near the seat of power. They have no sympathy or good feelings for the people,” parts of the statement read.