The Benue State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Abba Yaro, has described the minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, as one of those working against the unity of Nigeria, and demand for his immediate resignation and as well urged him to tender an unreserved apology to the people of Benue State and the country at large for misleading media statement.
Comrade Yaro in a statement through the party’s director of Publicity, Comrade Apeh Peterhot, emphasised that the defence minister must be stopped now before he and others with such parochial, hateful, divisive and repulsive tendencies plunge the country into deeper crisis
“As an integral part of the country, Benue State gave President Muhammadu Buhari an edge in the 2015 general elections, therefore, we demand that Col. Mansur should quietly resign and apologise for failing woofully as the defence minister
we read with utmost disgust the frivolous statement credited to the ‘supposed honourable’ minister of Defence, Col. Mansur Dan Ali, where he reportedly told Nigerians and other members of the public that the attack on two communities in Benue that led to the death of over 70 innocent people and destruction of properties worth billions of Naira was as a result of the open grazing prohibition law, enacted by the State Government.
“We are still bewildered, if the said statement truly emanated from the Zamfara born retired Military Colonel serving as our ‘supposed Defence minister’, we consider this statement as a flatly ridiculous absurdity, and the highest level of public disgrace to democracy and the Nigerian populace.
As someone who read Photography in the polytechnic and later took to animal husbandry with flocks of cows to his credit in his Zamfara country home, we urge President, Muhammadu Buhari to aid Col. Mansur’s timely resignation and return him to his farm with a Xenon HD Camera to continue taking snapshots of his flock of herds back home.”
According to the Benue APC boss, “This singular utterance, by Mansur Dan Ali (rtd) has inarguably displayed incontestable lack of the required sensibility and capacity to serve as Defence minister in a country of over 180 million people with over 300 ethnic nationalities.
“We have been constrained to believe that Mr Mansur is a component unit of
the perceived conspiracy against the good and hospitably peace loving
people of Benue State.
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