Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State, has stated that some people at the federal level have taken over the country’s rulership, accusing them of bringing the country to its current state.
President Muhammadu Buhari had good intentions when he took office in 2015, the Governor remarked during a news conference in Makurdi, the state capital, but his goals were hijacked by the cabals.
He claims that individuals close to the president have neglected to enlighten him about the country’s present security and economic issues.
Ortom, who claims to believe in Nigeria’s unity, claims that intimidation has driven some individuals to remain silent about the country’s plight, and that he will always stand up for the truth.
He said, “I know that Mr president intended well when he came into power in 2015 but some cabals have taken over the country, and they are dragging Nigeria to the mud.
“I’m not sure Mr president is aware of what is happening, if he was, I believe that he would have risen up to his responsibilities and take steps to correct what is happening.
“Many people who have been intimidated cannot speak, can’t open up even to advise the president. We are getting to the level that if nothing is done to redeem the situation we are in, the unknown gunmen, bandits will take over this country and we will be nowhere.
“For me, I am concerned as a Nigerian, as a patriotic person who believes in Nigeria as you can see the symbol of unity that I carry on my cap which I wear everywhere I go in this world. I believe in the unity of this country”.