Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign his position for demonstrating incompetence, abysmal performance, lack of clear direction and height of insecurity in the country.
Ortom made the call as he, for the umpteenth time, declared that decisive actions would be taken against the invaders.
The Governor made the declaration over the sustained attacks and killings of citizens of the state by militia herders,
Speaking at Government House Makurdi during a press conference on the state of the nation, Ortom hinted that Benue would no longer talk about the number of people killed by the invading militia herdsmen but confront them through community efforts in collaboration with conventional security agents.
“In the last two weeks, more than 20 people have been killed by Fulani terrorists in unprovoked attacks in Guma, Logo and Gwer West, Agatu”, which he said had given rise to “the growing number of IDPs in Benue. As I speak, more than 1.5million people are still living in poor shanties as shelter. They have nowhere to go.
“The Federal Government should act fast before they push the citizens into taking the risk of protecting themselves from these terrorists.
“Let me be clear: Buhari’s failure as President has led Nigeria to the most corrupt, disunited, disorganized government in the history of our country. He has brought unprecedented economic hardship, chaos, escalated insecurity where lives don’t matter.”
He lamented that more than three years after Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo promised the sum of N10 billion for rehabilitation and reconstruction of ancestral homes of farmers destroyed by militia herdsmen, nothing has been sent to the state.
Governor Ortom, who accused the Federal Government of nepotism, said, “Borno State and the North East have continued to receive tons of relief in cash and materials from the Federal Ministry of humanitarian Services and International donor agencies.
“Just recently, Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo gave marching orders to a committee for the North East. What is the sin of Benue IDPs?”