Ortom: Worst military regime better than Buhari’s administration

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been described as worse than the worst military regime in the country.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State gave the description on Monday while addressing journalists at the state capital, Makurdi, after returning from the elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor said his party is determined and prepared to wrestle power from the incumbent All Progressive Congress (APC) during the 2023 general election.

“We are determined to take over leadership of this coun­try, come 2023 because of the failure of the APC-led gov­ernment; they are being de­ceitful and not able to secure our land,” he said. “They have succeed­ed in destroying our econo­my, our security, our social life and everything you can think of in this country.

“I have been privileged to read the history of Nigeria and those that have been destroying us including the military.

“Usually, we say that the worst democratic govern­ment is better than the best military government. That is what we say but in the case of the APC-led government, I want to say that the worst military government we have had in Nigeria is better than this particular govern­ment led by APC.

“I have never seen any­thing like this; people who don’t want you to tell them the truth or advise them; they try to twist things and tell the world that you are against them. Is it not de­mocracy we are practising?

“We urge Nigerians to team up with us (PDP) to dismantle this current APC government that have re­cord of the worst corruption in our nation. They have destroyed everything.”