Buhari must be told he failed woefully — Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has again called out President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly failing to deliver on some of the promises he made during his campaigns.

Speaking at the commissioning of the headquarters of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards, BSCVGs, in Makurdi, Ortom accused President Buhari of plunging Nigeria into so much suffering and erasing some of the gains recorded in the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Buhari must be told he failed woefully — Governor Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state. Source: Web

He said;

“I served under the then President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and we all saw how Nigeria flourished under that administration. We all knew what the prices of goods and services were at the time.

“We also know what our exchange rate was at the time and what it is today. I want Nigerians to do a simple comparison and you will realise how bad it has been under this government and how Nigeria has been taken several years backwards by the Buhari government.

“The fact is that never in the history of Nigeria did we experience this kind of bad governance in the country.

“Corruption is so endemic in this government, yet people who steal chicken are thrown into prison, but people in government who are busy stealing the wealth of the people are walking free.

Buhari must be told he failed woefully — Governor Ortom
President Muhammadu Buhari. Source: Web

“The President recently apologised to Nigerians; we accept the apology but he must be told that he failed woefully and Nigerians are feeling the impact of that failure because we are all suffering.”

Ortom also accused Buhari of failing to tackle killings allegedly carried out by armed Fulani herdsmen and also refusing to designate them a terrorist organisation.

He added;

“The President told us he is retiring to tend to his cattle, is it because he is returning to be a herder that he failed to deal decisively with herdsmen? That was unfair to Nigerians.”

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