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Insecurity: Resign now, Ortom tells Buhari



Insecurity: Resign now, Ortom tells Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

By Aboje Anefu, Makurdi

BENUE State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has alluded that President Muhammadu Buhari lacks capacity to lead Nigerians and should therefore resign and hand over to his vice.

The governor made the allusion at a press conference held at Government House, Makurdi on Monday.

He lamented the deteriorating level of insecurity in the country, particularly the constant killing of Benue farmers who constitute a larger percentage of the productive sector.

The governor also lamented over the deteriorating state of the economy under President Buhari, which he said is testimonial of his incapacity.

He described the APC led federal government as ineptitude, lame duck, bare-footed and inactive in addressing challenges facing the country said the country may go from bottom where it is currently to underneath.

“The federal government have completely failed. And I want to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to accept the fact that he has failed this country and I want to advise him to honourably resign as president of this country.

“I have no seen the level of nepotism that is done in this administration. We have never seen this level of disunity, insecurity and we have not witnessed the economy going down the way it is doing. People are keeping quiet but I have called President to let him know that things are not going well in this country.

“President Buhari, you have not performed well. Your anti corruption fight is against perceived enemies. Nigeria has never borrowed in the manner you have borrowed. This is a complete shame. But I know that they will insult me and say all kinds of things and falsehood against me but I will continue to say the truth because the Bible say you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.

“How can we allow our country with this level of impunity by the APC led Federal Government. How can they allow these Fulani herdsmen to come and murder, kill and rape our women and children,” Ortom wondered.

He, however, said he had made consultations and would soon take decisive action, stressing, “enough is enough. We have cried enough, after this I will not tell anybody about how many Benue people have been killed by the terrorists in any of our Local Governments again. We will take steps to stop the killings.

Insecurity: Resign now, Ortom tells Buhari

“Today they are in IDPs camps suffering. As if that is not enough, everyday the you wake up, the Fulanis with the consent of the federal government have decided to make life unbearable for my people in Benue state.

“It is really unfortunate that I ave over 1.5million IDPs in Benue state out of the projected seven million population that I have in Benue state and more than 80 percent of the IDPs are farmers that earned us the appellation of food basket of the nation.

“But today we have seen clearly that the President is a President for Fulani people and everybody has seen because the level of nepotism since the inception of our country Nigerian even before independence, we have never witnessed this kind of nepotism that is going on in our country.

“We have never witnessed this level of disunity in our country. We have never seen this level of insecurity and we have never seen this kind of economic downturn the way we have it today.

“This country belongs to all of us. It is not about a Fulani President or President Buhari. We have had Fulani presidents who I adjudged as the best we have ever had. We had President Shagari, a Fulani man from the caliphate. He was a good leader who reached out to people and did very well. He provided security for lives and property.

“We had President Yar’Adua, a fulani man from Katsina state. He did very, till tomorrow nobody has provided the solution to the Niger Delta crisis more than president Yar’adua a Fulani man.

“So the issue today is about incompetence, it is about non-performance, it is about barefooted leadership, it is about lame-duck, it is about somebody without a vision and direction and direction to lead our country.

“Those who are keeping quiet will also not be spared because one day the Nigerian people will not allow you to ride in your air condition vehicle.

“I feel so sad and I also pity the president of our country because those surrounding him are deceiving him and he is not aware of the plight of our people. It calls for prayers and as we pray we must arise and make the President understand that things are not going well in our country. The basic responsibility of any responsible government we were told is the provision of security for lives and propert

“Those people who are complacent and living in their comfort zones c without looking at the reality of what is happing in our country today should have a rethink

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