By Our Correspondent
The recent remarks on Live television by the Benue State Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of plans to exterminate Benue people has been described as “reckless, irresponsible and proof of lack of leadership.”
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Coordinator, Concerned Progressive Stakeholders (CPS), Alhaji Garus Gololo in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, described the Governor as a “serial failure who is looking for a lifeline.”
Alhaji Gololo said it was “disenchanting for a State Executive who had squandered the commonwealth of the state building personal enterprises within and outside Nigeria to constantly run to the media to camouflage his incompetence.
We are aware of the businesses he had setup in China, which are managed by his sister.
He should tell Benue people the source of the money he used in setting up these enterprises which were not in existence prior to 2015 when he came into office.”
The APC Chieftain added that, Gov “Ortom should understand that in as much as he is playing politics, President Buhari is not his mate whether in age, career, or in any sense of it.
So, to reduce the federal government to Buhari, asking him to come and kill the Benue people in order to make way for grazing routes amounts to stupidity and recklessness of the highest order.
As such, the Presidency should not dignify it with a response. Rather, it should allow those outside who understands the workings of government respond accordingly to Ortom.”
Furthermore, Alhaji Gololo challenged the Governor to explain why he converted Modern Market, Adeke Industrial Layout, Naka route, Air force base and Guma, all public facilities developed by his predecessors, to his personal properties.
The statement also accused Ortom of having nothing on ground to show for the humongous federal allocation enjoyed by the state since 2015.