By Emmanuel Nduka
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has again hit the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government with a killer-punch, insisting that Nigerians regret voting in the current administration.
Ortom who laid bare his mind on Friday in an Exclusive Arise TV interview, said those working with the President must now tell him the truth that Nigerians are not happy, and that “they regret voting him.”
“The media handlers of Mr President should tell him. If somebody is deceiving him that Nigerians are happy, Nigerians are not happy. The entire system has collapsed. The security, economic, and social lives of people have collapsed.
“He may be there and not know. But somebody should tell him and they regret voting him. This is the truth,” he said.
“This government has become insensitive, they do not want to listen to other people’s opinion. They are behaving as if we are still in a military rule. They are addicted to ruling us in a military way.
“If you have a good decision in removing fuel subsidy, why can’t you call stakeholders? Why can’t we sit down on a round table discuss this thing, and come out with a position?” he added.
On the fight against corruption, Ortom took a swipe at the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, prophesying that his day of reckoning is at hand.
“People like Jolly Nyame and Joshua Dariye who are in prison, how much did they take?
“The day of reckoning is coming. I have never met with the EFCC Chairman, but he is a young man. He should know that he would leave office one day, and the day of reckoning is coming. Let him put it on record, I told Magu this before when he was persecuting me here in Benue State,” Ortom foretold.
Speaking on the NNPC Limited, he said: “I have never seen a failure of leadership in what we are witnessing today. How many times have NNPC told us that they have used billions of dollars to revive our refineries?
“Now they want to buy shares in Dangote refinery. What a country! What a banana republic!
“Who have come out to asked where the monies meant for rehabilitating our refineries go to? These are questions we should be asking. What business does NNPC have constructing roads?
“Corruption is all over the place. Criminals are in government. I can count to you how many criminals I know that are in the Federal Executive Council who were being prosecuted by the EFCC, but now their sins are forgiven.”
Ortom who sits over the affairs of Benue State which has had its own fair share of insecurity problem, has never held back in criticizing the Buhari-led Government.