Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Commissioner for Housing and Environment, Hon Hamisu Mua’zu Shira has described the tagging of Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed by the Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom as “in gubernatorial” and “very unfortunate”.
Hon Shira who was reacting to the ongoing war of words between the two Governors on the unending farmers/herders clashes said that no matter what,it was ungentlemanly for the Benue State Governor to refer to his principal(Governor Mohammed as a terrorist.
The commissioner who pointed out that such reckless remarks could trigger disaffection and bad blood among the citizens of the two states,emphasised the need for leaders in the country to watch what they say in public.
While advising politicians to desist from utterances that are capable of overheating the already tensed polity, he lamented that the fact that that the two Governors belong to same political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),such conflicts should be avoided as it could cause internal crisis in the party.
According to him,” I am disappointed. Orton is a Governor who is in the same political party with Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed. No matter what happened, he should not have tagged his colleague a terrorist “.
” I will therefore use this opportunity to call on the leaders of PDP to call Sam Samuel Orton to order because he is simply bringing disaffection, enemity and disharmony to play and heat up the polity”,
However,our correspondent had earlier reported that the Governor of Bayelsa, Douye Diri on Thursday appealed to the two Governors to sheath their swords and embrace peace, forgiving each other in the best interest of the party. END