Resign Now, Hand Over Power to Osinbajo, Governor Ortom Tells Buhari

Resign Now, Hand Over Power to Osinbajo, Governor Ortom Tells Buhari

  • Benue Governor Ortom in Makurdi said the president has failed Nigerians in all areas of his electoral promises, especially with the worsening insecurity in the country
  • The governor at a press briefing decried the high level of insecurity in his state as well as the country at large
  • He urged the president to step down and hand over the affairs of the country to Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, else the country would go down

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, saying from all indications, the president lacks the capacity to rescue the country from the worsening economic and security predicaments confronting the nation.

The governor who spoke on Monday, March 14, with newsmen in Makurdi, among others, said since the inception of Nigeria even before the independence, it has never witnessed this kind of nepotism.

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Meanwhile, Ortom is one of the prominent critics of the President Buhari-led government, especially on matters of security and the economy of the country.

Resign now, hand over power to Osinbajo, Governor Ortom tells Buhari
Governor Ortom says Buhari has failed Nigerians in the area of insecurity and the worsening economy. Photo credit: Samuel Ortom, Muhammadu Buhari
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He said:

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"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.
“He can resign and hand over to his Vice to handle the affairs of this country otherwise this country is going down. No wonder in 2014 I saw a video clip where the President promised Nigerians that his APC government was going to take Nigeria from the top to bottom.”And today if nothing is done, if the president does not rise up to the responsibility of taking this country out of the bottom to the top, we are going underneath."

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He urged the president to hand over the affairs of the country to his vice, Yemi Osinbajo while noting that it is time Nigerians experience the desired change.

Ortom affirmed:

“So I call on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. If he wants APC to continue he should hand over to his Vice to take up from there. Anybody who is deceiving President Buhari telling him that he has performed well is a liar.”

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An aide to the governor of Benue state has said that his principal does not have an atom of hatred for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ikyur said that Governor Ortom urges everyone to ensure they pray for President Buhari as the leader of the country.

According to Ikyur, the governor has been vocal against the leadership style of the president because he can not stand the atrocities committed by herdsmen in Benue state.

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Governor Ortom had made some very bold statements regarding the state of insecurity in Benue and Nigeria at large.

The Benue state governor said he cannot be intimidated by anyone even though several attempts have been made to eliminate him.

In preparation for the worse, Governor Ortom said he has prepared his will and expressed confidence that his family would be fine


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