By Musa Baba Adamu
The Tiv Youth Council Worldwide has said the examination of the performance of Governor Samuel Ortom within the last six years has revealed that he has failed woefully.
The group President, Hon. Mike Msuaan, said that Governor Ortom’s continuous attack on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari remains a diversionary ploy intended to distract the people of the state from questioning his abysmal performance.
The group charged Governor Ortom to rather collaborate with the Federal government agencies to further consolidate on the relative peace in the state than to embark on a political campaign in a bid to strengthen his stranglehold on the state.
Reacting to an interview granted by Governor Ortom on Channels Television wherein the Governor made several accusations on President Muhammadu Buhari, the group expressed worry that a Governor who ranks the least and has virtually done nothing will always pick the President who has done a lot for the people of the state as a tool for driving his personal political ambition in the face of many challenges the state is grappling with under his watch.
The group thereby called on all Benue stakeholders, traditional leaders, groups, party men and women to speak truth to power by calling Governor Ortom to order.
The group challenged the governor to mention the ongoing or completed projects to his credit for the general public to compare notes.
The group noted: “Governor Ortom obviously has several MoUs to his credit: none of which has come to light. Governor Ortom 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.”