- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has thrown an attack on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration
- The governor condemned the leadership style of the present administration likening it to the worse military regime the country has ever witnessed
- According to Ortom, there is a need for Nigerians to partner with the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party to take power from the ruling All Progressives Congress
The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has described President Muhammadu Buhari's administration as worse than a military regime.
The Cable reports that Ortom who spoke during a meeting with journalists in Makurdi, Benue state's capital city said even Nigeria's worst military government is better than the present administration.
He accused the President Buhari-led administration of feeding Nigerians with lies and failed promises and above all failing in all areas of the development of the country.
Ortom also urged Nigerians to work with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rescue the country from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Also, the Guardian reports that Ortom said he has been privileged to read the history of Nigeria and found out that those who have been destroying the country includes the military.
The governor said he has never experienced this level of impunity going on in the country currently under the leadership of APC as it is evident that Nigeria is not practising democracy at the moment.
“Usually, we say that the worst democratic government is better than the best military government."
Ortom's reaction to direct primaries for political parties in Nigeria
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Ortom had said that he does not support the idea of direct primaries for political parties.
Ortom said conducting direct primaries within parties will cause more problems than envisaged before, during and after elections.
The governor also said that the direct primaries recently adopted by lawmakers of the National Assembly would cost more money for political parties and Nigeria in general.
An invasion of Benue monarch's palace by gunmen
In other news, some yet to be identified gunmen on Monday, November 15, invaded the palace of the traditional ruler of Ikpomolokpo in Gege ward of Ado local government area of Benue state.
The gunmen who invaded the palace killed the son of the traditional ruler and abducted his daughter.
Confirming the incident, the chairman of the Ado local government area said that security agents are on the trail of the criminals.