IDOMA people of Benue State, Ado/Ogbadigbo/Okpokwu Local Governments and beyond, have continued to condemn the setting on fire of political billboard of the PDP federal House of Representative candidate, Francis Ottah Agbo, in Eke, close to Okpokwu, headquarter of Okpoga LG, in Benue State by what people who spoke to NEWISSUES magazine from Otukpo have claimed was orchestrated by overzealous supporters of Senator Comrade Abba Moro.
Senator Abba Moro’s spokesman, Mr. Emmenuel Eche-Ofun John, in a phonecall denied that allegation, saying it is coming from mischievous elements in Hon. Ottah’s camp. “Since the case is with the police, no one has the right to accuse any individual or group of anything,” Mr. Emmanuel said.
Mr. Andrew Agbese, spokesman to Hon. Ottah, said he has already issued a statement and they have forgiven those responsible. In the statement Hon. Francis Ottah said, “Let everyone be calm. Like I always say, I have no human enemies to fight. My only enemies are poverty, unemployment, underdevelopment, diseases and ignorance. My concern is not to fight my opponents but to give my people sustainable jobs and good life”.
He also adviced the perpetrators of the unscrupulous act telling not allow any politician take advantage of their economic disadvantage to use them for deadly acts that can plunge their lives to dangers.
” Don’t allow them to use you. They has given good jobs to his children but wants to use you. Next time they should send you to burn someone’s billboards or fight someone, tell them to send his children “
Senator Abba Moro and Hon. Francis Ottah Agbo are both PDP members but everyone in Benue knows that there is tension between the two politicians, no one has been able to confirm exactly the crux of the matter except that some people who spoke to NEWISSUES magazine said Hon. Ottah Agbo is strong headed and arrogant.