Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said that President Buhari is not doing well in tackling the alarming rate of insecurity in the country.
Ortom stated this during a press briefing on Thursday, February 11. According to him, when President Buhari assumed office in 2015, he said he was going to be the president of everyone but as it stands now, the President is just for ”everyone and some people”. He called on President Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security in the country.
In his words
”The President as our leader is not doing well and that is why I am calling on him to step up his action and act faster than the way it is being done right now. He should declare state of emergency in security right now so that all resources and more strength would be channeled towards ensuring that we have security for lives and property in this country because for now, everything is in disarray and without security there can be no meaningful development.
The Presidency is not doing well and that is why I had to write to him and publicly declare that the President must come out and take steps that would redeem his image.
President Buhari served this country as a Military head of state and Nigerians appreciated him for who he was and that was why overwhelmingly he was voted into power in 2015.
Honestly, what is happening now, the body language shows clearly he is not the President who is supposed to be the President of everybody but for nobody. It is clear to me that the President is the President for everybody and for some people. This is the challenge I have”
Reacting to media publications from some politicians claiming he is the least performing governor in Nigeria, the governor said
”Since I left APC, I have been a performing governor.”