Former Skoto state governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa has dropped a worrying statement that the 2019 Elections may not hold if the crisis between Fulani Herdsmen and Farmers is not sorted out soon.
Bafarawa warned that if the Federal government fails to put a stop to the killings, it may stall the much-anticipated elections in 2019. Speaking during a condolence visit to Benue governor, Samuel Ortom in Makurdi, he said;
“Why would there be election in 2019 where there is no peace. The most important thing you can bring to society is peace. When you bring peace to them, then you have brought life and you can talk of election,”
He added that there could be no north without Benue state;
“Chief Audu Ogbe and Senator Barnabas Gemade got the positions of national chairman of the former ruling People Democratic Party(PDP), because they are from the north and the slot was meant for the northern part of Nigeria. I am not here for political purposes but to console my brother, however, I must put the record straight,”.