The former Governor said that the President’s body language towards the killings in Benue upset the Tivs.
Buhari was in Benue on Monday, March 12, 2018, for a 1 day official visit.
According to Daily Post, the former Governor said that the President’s body language towards the killings in Benue upset the Tivs.
Akume also told Buhari that there is no federal project in the state, despite the fact that the people of Benue voted massively for him.
He said “Your Excellency, you could recall that Senator David Mark was Senate President while Suswam was the Chief Security of the State, yet the Tiv people voted for you in 2015.
“We have no federal project in Benue State, Ortom does not make law, Benue People made the law, JS Tarka fought for the unity of our country Nigeria, Mr. President the Tiv people are not happy about your reaction towards the killing of Tiv farmers by Fulani herdsman.”
President Buhari, during a meeting with stakeholders in Benue state, expressed surprise that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, did not spend 24 hours in Benue, when he directed him to relocate to the state and remain there till peace was restored, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
On January 8, 2018, Buhari ordered Idris to relocate to Benue State to prevent the escalation of the herdsmen-farmers crisis.
The President also called on the people of Benue people to exercise restraint and live in peace with their neighbours.