Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume has called on Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom to apologise to President Muhammadu Buhari for using foul language on him.
Akume, who is also a former governor of Benue State implored the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to investigate federal allocations to Benue State.
Ortom had recently accused President Buhari of plotting to funalise Nigeria. The allegation has seen Ortom and the Presidency engage in a war of words.
But speaking during a media parley on Monday, Akume said: “We call on Governor Samuel Ortom to tender an unreserved apology to President Muhammadu Buhari, for using foul language and for operating outside the set rules of engagement between the state and the Federal Government.
“We call on the EFCC and ICPC to thoroughly investigate the application of the total federal allocations to Benue State from May 29, 2015, to date.
“The Federal Government should as a matter of urgency direct the disbandment of the Livestock Guards in Benue State for their involvement in nefarious and criminal activities leading to the breach of peace and massacre of innocent citizens of Benue State.”