The Presidency has reacted to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State’s criticism of President Buhari on how the Federal Government is handling the matters of bandits and terrorists in the nation, saying the President did not accept Boko Haram terrorists’ invite to be their negotiator back in 2012.
Recall that Samuel Ortom said the Boko Haram terrorists once named the now President Buhari as their negotiator when former President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly moved to enter an agreement with the sect.
Firing back, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in an interview with BBC News Pidgin on Saturday, described Ortom’s claim as false, adding that Buhari had at several times openly condemned the heinous activities of the insurgents. “People can make all sorts of claims, they can say all sorts of things”, he said.
Read also: Focus On Ending The Killing Of Innocent Nigerians, Fix The Economy As Promised And Stop The Stinking Corruption Under Your Watch – Ortom Replies Buhari
“It would have mattered to the nation, to everyone, if at that point, then General Muhammadu Buhari had accepted the invitation to go and be representative of Boko Haram. There is no record anywhere that he accepted to be with them and he has denounced them over and over again and has rejected their creed. So, I think that statement by the governor is tautological and it doesn’t accord common sense”, he added.TRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: FUNKE AKINDELE SPEAKS ON FAILED MARRIAGE