The Benue State governor Samuel Ortom has lambasted the Plateau State governor Simon Lalong for claiming he warned him against implementing the the anti-open grazing law by his Plateau counterpart, Simon Lalong,
Ortom reacting to Lalong’s claims while receiving delegates of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Friday, January 12 said he confronted Lalong for making such statement but he denied it.
“Yesterday, somebody drew my attention that he (Lalong) made a comment that he warned me not to implement the law and I was wondering if my colleague from Plateau state could say that; so I called him and he told me he did not say it.
“But later, when I watched it on Channels Television, I tried to get back to him (but) he did not pick my call.
“I wanted to remind him, when I finally confirmed that he said it, that the last time I went to Jos for a thanksgiving service in one of the churches, on my way back I felt like paying homage to him and I did, and he told me that he was under pressure to also enact that law and that he’s going to do it.
“He told me himself; so coming back to say that, I don’t understand. But all the same, let us leave all these things.”