The Benue youths have prevented Governor Samuel Ortom from traveling from Makurdi to Abuja to honour a meeting with the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sun reports that the youths numbering over 2,000 on Wednesday, July 25, blocked the governor’s convoy at the Government House roundabouts and told him to go back and sleep if he did not have any other thing to do.
Report had it that they chanted songs saying the state did not not want to belong to the ruling party any longer. Governor Ortom is scheduled to meet with the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and some other party members.
The youths asked the governor to resign his membership from the APC.
The leader of the protesting youths, Dave Ogbole, dared the governor to crush them and embark on his trip.
Ogbole said: “If the governor insists on travelling to Abuja for the APC meeting, he will risk losing the support of the people.”
Despite the governors’ plea to allow him attend the meeting as agreed by party members in the state, the youths stood their grounds until the governor’s convoy made a U-turn.
The youths have continued to stay guard to ensure the governor does not travel.