Tiv Youths Lambast Ortom Over Continuous Attack on Buhari
The Tiv Youth Council Worldwide (TYCW) has said Governor Samuel Ortom’s continuous attack on President Muhammadu Buhari is diversionary.
Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, President of the group, Hon. Mike Msuaan, said the organisation has reviewed the performance of Ortom in the last six years and concluded that he has failed woefully.
He advised Ortom to rather collaborate with the Federal Government to consolidate on the relative peace in the state than embarking on a political campaign meant to rather “consolidate his stranglehold on the state”.
He challenged the governor to mention the ongoing or completed projects to his credit for the general public to compare notes.
“Governor Ortom obviously has several MoUs to his credit: none of which has come to light. He cannot continue with the deceitful posturing of fighting or defending the people of Benue State, when he has practically failed in securing their lives as he swore on oath to do.”
“It is crass ineptitude for a Governor who presides over the state security meetings and hosts security votes of the state, to persistently dish out blames to the President as though he was elected to check-mate the President.
“Ortom consistently reminds Buhari of his campaign promises to Nigerians while forgetting that he cried in churches over the plight of workers and pensioners, a situation that is worse under him. Under Ortom, old pensioners slept outside govt house gate for two weeks, yet the Governor has failed to tackle the problem head on,” he said.
He said it is unheard of, that a Governor who has less than 16 months in office is not bothered about his non-performance but is daily being occupied by “frivolities like decamping ceremonies and burials he insists on attending to deceive the Benue people”.
He said, “The Council notes that Governor Ortom has not demonstrated love for the Benue people more than President Buhari. Within these years, Buhari has in addition to giving several Benue people appointments, constructed a multi-billion erosion control that runs through Achusa. Buhari has awarded the Yandev-Makurdi Road, the Yandev to Ugbema junction road, the makurdi-Naka-Adoka road, the rehabilitation of the River Benue and River Katsina-ala bridges and others.
“We hereby call on all Benue stakeholders, traditional leaders, groups, party men and women to speak truth to power by calling Governor Ortom to order,” Msuaan said.