– Governor Ortom has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to end insecurity in Nigeria
– Ortom made this plea in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, on Thursday, June 3, during the commissioning of a project
– According to him, the situation of things was not as bad as it is today when the party took over the reins of affairs in 2015
Ibadan, Oyo – Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said that all those who are seeking to shut him up from speaking out his mind in criticizing the ruling government on national issues would not succeed.
The Nation reports that Ortom described himself as a man who stands and seeks justice, equity and fairness in all things.
Legit.ng gathered that Ortom challenged the All Progressive Congress (APC) led the federal government to provide the needed leadership for the country, saying that Nigerians are in pain.
He spoke on Thursday, June 3, at the commissioning ceremony of the 65km Moniya-Ijaiye-Iseyin which held at Akinyele local government secretariat, Moniya, Ibadan.
“Oyo and indeed the Yoruba nation have always stood with and supported the oppressed and have always been the voice of the oppressed in the country right from the inception.
“That is what I stand for. I seek for justice, equity and fairness. For those who feel that Samuel Ortom is talking too much, I want to appeal to them, to give me justice, give our people justice, give our people fairness and ensure equity. I promise you that I will never say anything again.”
He called on the APC-led federal government to rise up and give leadership to the country, noting that the situation of things was not as bad as it is today when the party took over reigns of affairs in 2015.
The governor added:
“From the northeast, north-central, northwest, south-south, southeast and southwest, everyone is faced with security challenges. Without security, there can be no meaningful development except in PDP-controlled states.
“I want to challenge the APC in this country because they have failed. Economically, security-wise, socially and politically, the APC government is in deficit. Government is all about providing security for lives and property. Government is about providing infrastructure like the one we are doing here today.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that unknown gunmen on Tuesday, June 1, killed a senior special assistant on security to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, AIG Christopher Dega (rtd).
It was reported that Diga who hailed from Katsina-Ala LGA of the state was shot in the chest several times on Tuesday in Jos, the capital of Plateau.
AIG Dega was known to have had a successful career in the Nigerian Police Force and was a commissioner of police in Borno and Edo.
Source: Legit Newspaper