Benue youths in their numbers on Wednesday blocked the Government House, preventing the State Governor, Samuel Ortom, from attending the APC reconciliation meeting in Abuja.
Governor Ortom is scheduled to meet with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole and some other party members.
The youths are asking the governor to resign his membership from the APC.
Leader of the protesting youths, Dave Ogbole, dared the governor to crush them and embark on his trip.
Mr. 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 to attend the meeting as agreed by parties to the ongoing internal crisis in the state, the youths stood their grounds until the governor’s convoy made a U-turn.
The youths have however carried on with their protest in front of the Government House to ensure the governor does not attend the meeting.