The Benue State governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Benjamin Obe has accused the Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom of abandoning his duties and frolicking with his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike.
Obe said that despite the poverty and insecurity rocking the state Ortom has chosen to ignore the problems of Benue and has decided to go around with other aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), known as G5 governors, and seeking the resignation of the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
The AAC candidate said this on Saturday in a statement made available to Naija News.
He claimed that Nigerians are fascinated by the G5 Governors who move around the country dancing to show their grievances against Atiku.
He said, “Nigerians are daily fascinated with the different dances by the so-called G5 led by Wike, moving around Nigeria and even the world to dance in protests over losing the PDP presidential ticket to Atiku.
“To cover for their loss, the funny G5 governors dramatise around, claiming to be defending the South and ethnic minorities. But, he who comes to equity, the Greek Goddess opined, must come with clean hands.”
Taking a swipe at the G5 governors, he alleged that apart from Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Wike, “who made some claims to minimal governance, the rest three (Ortom, Okezie Ikpeazu – Abia and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi – Enugu) have their states as the worst-governed in the country as I type.
Both Seyi and Wike themselves only make noises around storms in the tea cup developmental projects that they advertise to the world as milestones. In the past three months, all we hear and see on television is Wike spending to hold large ceremonies to commission common fly-overs. Seyi is also exploring his popularity amongst the youths to build mythologies around his meagre achievements in Oyo.”
He lamented about the situation in Benue insisting that Ortom who was simply opportuned to become governor due to religious and ethnic agitations has done almost nothing to ease the stark reality of poverty and provide security
The AAC stalwart claimed that the citizenry of Benue travel within the state with their hearts in their mouth due to the rate at which people are kidnapped.
“Saying lamentations could not secure the legendary “Food Basket of the Nation”, he said, “One must note that the herdsmen attacks are brought about by an economic and agricultural crisis.
“Our party, the AAC, has openly said it will be building modern ranches as well as heavily secured mechanised farming such that the only conflict would be which of both animal or plant agriculture is bringing in the greater wealth. By then, we all in Benue will be living in abundance and peace,” he added.