The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said that the worst military regime in the Nigerian history performed better than the current democratic government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor described Buhari’s administration as being a specialist in the destruction of security, economy and social life of Nigerian people which makes it worse than a military government.
The governor added that the settlement for herdsmen being planned by the Buhari government in different states was to allow Fulani herdsmen come in to settle from other countries.
Ortom who spoke to journalists in Makurdi, the Benue State capital after his return from Abuja said that the county had not been so divided as it was under the present regime, stressing that the worst military government was better than it.
He, however, said that the success of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention last Saturday rekindled the hope of Nigerians and assured them that the party is poised to take over power.
He said, “They (the Buhari government) are being deceitful and not being able to secure our land. They have rather 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 that of those who have been destroying us including the military. Usually, we say that the worst democratic government is better than the military government.
“That is what we used to say, but for the purpose of 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, try to twist things and tell the world that you are against them,” he said.
Ortom alleged that the farm settlement been canvassed by the present regime was targeted at populating the nation with foreign Fulani, adding that Benue would continue to be opposed to the Nigerian government’s gimmick at seizing territories in Benue land.
“There is another trick again that the presidency is trying to bring. Before they came with a water bill aimed to annex our river, but I opposed it. Now they are talking of farm settlement so that they can bring Fulani from Niger, Sierra Leone, Mali Chad and Mauritania, terrorist Fulani to take over our land. I’m saying capital no, it will not work.
“I don’t have problem with our indigenous Fulani who have been cohabiting with us but for those terrorist Fulani, it will not work,” Ortom said.