Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has explained why he did not go to neighbouring Nasarawa State to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday.
Post-Nigeria recalls that Buhari was in Nasarawa State on a working visit, where he commissioned a couple of projects.
However, many critics were wondering why Ortom failed to welcome the President, but rather sent his Deputy, Benson Abounu, to represent him.
Ortom in a swift reaction however, stated that it does not make sense for him to leave his people who were being killed by the marauding Fulani herdsmen to welcome the President.
He said: “I was invited by my colleague from Nasarawa State, over the visit of the President. As a mark of honour and respect for his office and that of the President, I have sent my Deputy to represent me, because I cannot leave the State when my people are being killed.”