Daniel Ukpera, a politician from Benue, has reportedly donated ropes to goat rearers in communities in Makurdi, the state capital, to tie their livestock.
Ukpera was said to have once contested to represent Guma constituency at the state house of assembly election under the platform of Labour Party (LP).
On Saturday, photos flooded social media platforms of him allegedly donating the ropes at Imande Akpu and Tse-Chagu communities and it got a lot of users talking.
It was gathered that Ukpera said the initiative was in support of the state anti-open grazing and ranches establishment law introduced by Samuel Ortom, the state governor.
The state has continued to witness herder-farmer conflicts, leading to the deaths and displacements of a huge number of residents.
But the politician was also reported to have said that the donation would further help in the ongoing campaign against open grazing and prevent animals from roaming the streets.
The development has however, sparked reactions on social media platforms, especially Twitter, where users have registered their different takes on the donation.
“Ropes to tie goat is Daniel Ukpera’s (HOA) poverty alleviation. There’s really suffering in Benue. From governor wheelbarrow to HOA goat rope. Do our rulers like us or they only like themselves? Are they good leaders or shadow criminals? Aluta,” Seun Kuti wrote in a mixture of Pidgin and English.
“A Benue politician, Daniel Ukpera has just donated ropes to the people of his community so they can use it to tie their goats. The only sad part to this is that the people are okay with this. They should use that rope to tie him to a tree and beat him mercilessly like a goat,” a user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
A Benue politician, Daniel Ukpera has just donated ropes to the people of his community so they can use it to tie their goats.
The only sad part to this is that the people are okay with this.
They should use that rope to tie him to a tree and beat him mercilessly like a goat. pic.twitter.com/tp2GVaSKUI
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) June 13, 2020
ROPE TO TIE GOAT NA IM B OGA DANIEL UKPERA(HOA) POVERTY ALLEVIATION. SUFFER DEY BENUE O, FROM GOVNOR WHEELBARROW TO HOA GOAT ROPE. SE OUR RULERS DEM LIKE Us OR DEM LIKE DEMSEFS? SE DEM GOOD LEADERS OR SHADOW CRIMINALS? ✊🏿ALUTA pic.twitter.com/L8sktQk5a4
— Seun Anikulapo Kuti (@RealSeunKuti) June 13, 2020
So I heard that a certain "honourable" in Benue State (Hon Daniel Ukpera) donated ropes to his community for them to use in tying their goats.
What sort of Constituency Project is that!
What's actually wrong with us?
Has foolery and fuckery become our culture in Nigeria? pic.twitter.com/x1JYpewOVG
— Mazi @FestusGreen 🇳🇬 (@FestusGreen) June 13, 2020
Hon. Daniel Ukpera of the Benue State HOA donates brand new colourful ropes to his community to help tie their goats. @ogundamisi @YeleSowore @RealSeunKuti @channelstv @SaharaReporters @PremiumTimesng @thecableng @ChidiOdinkalu @martobono @henryshield @Omojuwa @lindaikeji pic.twitter.com/Xoc3C6Vuz5
— Agba Jalingo (@agbajalingo_) June 13, 2020
A serving senator in the ZOO, senator Daniel Ukpera from BENUE State empowered his community with Brand New Colourful Ropes to help them tie their goats.
— Oluchi Christy (@oluchristty) June 13, 2020
Frame 1: How to tie goat with rope
Frame 2: Here is an example
Frame 3: oya make una try am
Frame 4: una don see am.
Daniel Ukpera is one of the reasons young people will not be considered for political roles. pic.twitter.com/ldjHKHhbg7
— 🍌 Onidodo Onimoimoi 🍌 (@Oluwatosyn9) June 13, 2020
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