Buhari Will Score No Vote In Benue If Killings Continue –Monarchs’ Council

By Ikenga Chronicles January 10, 2018

Buhari Will Score No Vote In Benue If Killings Continue –Monarchs’ Council

The Tiv Area Traditional Council (TATC), on Tuesday, said it had concluded plans to report to the global community and the International Criminal Court, the atrocities of Fulani herdsmen including the recent killing of natives in Benue State.

The pan-Tiv traditional institution predicted that Buhari would not score any vote in the state if he sought re-election in 2019, except “he loves his political future” and tackles the menace of Fulani herdsmen in Benue State “and bring a solution once and for all”.

“Of course, Buhari is a Fulani man; he has cattle. But if he loves his political future, he should tackle this matter and bring a solution once and for all because Benue state voted massively for him [in 2015]. Now, if he contests again [in 2019] and vote is cast, he will get zero vote from Benue State,” TATC said.

The pan-cultural organisation also rejected the decision by the Federal Government to designate cattle colonies in different parts of the country and demanded a definition of it.

The Legal Adviser of TATC, Chief Edward Ashiekaa SAN, stated this in an interview with press men

According to him, the position of Benue State House of Assembly on anti-open grazing bill is very clear.

He said, “We are going to the embassies, United Nations and even the International Criminal Court to ventilate our grievances. We are taking bold steps to inform the world that we are law abiding citizens.

“We have no capacity to fight the Fulani herdsmen, knowing the type of sophisticated weapons they have; our rural people cannot fight them.”