Former Benue Governors not responsible for your failure — Group Tells Alia

Former Benue Governors not responsible for your failure — Group Tells Alia

A Tiv Youth group under the auspices of Tiv Youth Patriotic Front, TYPF, has called on Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State to own up and blame his inadequacies, failures and poor handling of the state to his glaring inexperience in leadership and administrative matters and desist from accusing his predecessors of interfering in his government.

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Governor Alia while briefing the press in Government House, Makurdi yesterday 26th April, 2024 on his return from US accused his predecessors of trying to interfere in his government .

But the Tiv socio-cultural group in a statement signed by its President, Comrade Yoosu Sooter Daniel criticized the Governor for running the state like a parish house and turning around to blame his predecessors for his failures.

“How could Governor Alia who has frozen the state’s accounts thereby paralyzing day to day running of government accuse his predecessors of interfering in his government?

“The governor has been solely responsible for the actions and inaction of his government,thereby creating a rift between him and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

“How then does he find it convenient to accuse his predecessors of interference?” the group asked.

The group also alleged that despite claims that the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law was still in force, it has discovered that cows are grazing openly in the state without being arrested by the livestock guards.

According to the group, the law prohibiting open grazing in Benue State has been tactically relaxed, thereby raising questions if the action was in line with the reconciliation and co-existence agenda canvassed by the Governor during the campaigns.

The group called on Governor Alia to fulfill his campaign promises of resettling the IDPs back to their ancestral homes, clear arrears of salaries, pensions and gratuities as it is the case in all other states of the federation.

The group further urged Governor Alia to implement the anti-open grazing law to curtail herdsmen from killing Benue people abd taking over their lands and to prioritize security.

The Tiv youths concluded by calling on the governor to concentrate on the business of governance and desist from propaganda.

“We call on Governor Alia to stop shouting wolf when there is none and to stop chasing shadows and concentrate on the business of governance.

“Government is not ran by blackmail and propaganda and there is need to advice the governor to leave his predecessors alone and accept his failures, nobody is interfering in his government ” .