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Ortom apologises over Fulani comment

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has tendered an apology to Nigerians over reports in the media that he will not support a Fulani man’s Pre...


Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has tendered an apology to Nigerians over reports in the media that he will not support a Fulani man’s Presidential aspiration while reacting to killings in his state by gunmen.

 

Ortom who stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Bauchi on Wednesday during a meeting of his G-5 Integrity Group with Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, said that those who are aggrieved by his statement should not feel offended.

 

Governor Ortom said that what he said was not what he meant, pointing out that he was after the peace of the country and not overheating the polity in the nation.

 

“I want to apologize to Nigerians who might have felt offended by my recent statement where I was quoted that I will not support a Fulani man becoming Nigeria’s president, I never meant it that way. I want to say that, that was not what I meant when I was captured; but all the same, I know that it would amount to a logical fallacy if people have taken it the way I did, but I want to say to those who are so offended by my remarks, I am very sorry, I didn’t mean that,” he said.

  

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