Again, Ortom’s voice is heard as FG succumbed to calls to declare bandits as terrorists By Zege Atoba Ray
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
As the hopes and aspirations of the insecured Nigerian citizens for a better Nigeria become shattered in the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) because of insecurity, the Governor of Benue State Gov. Samuel Ortom has chosen himself to stand in as the SAVIOUR of Benue and Nigeria at large.
His voice has once again being heard as Federal government formally declares bandits operating in the country as terrorists, a move that was spearheaded by Gov. Ortom which many had gone on loggerheads with him but today, justice for one will be justice for all.
The APC as a party was able to have an edge over the ousted Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 presidential election because of the promise to put an end to insecurity in the country, however, seven years after the country continues to battle with insecurity.
Insecurity remains a source of concern to many Nigerians and has over time been a cardinal point in electioneering campaigns. The scenario was no different in the run off to the 2015 general election which saw a former Military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari being elected as president in a race against the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan.
Prior to Buhari’s election as president the dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram were in charge of some local governments in the North-east, even as attacks on communities in the North-west and North-central states by the so called bandits (Fulanis) was a regular occurrence.
This is as the South also battled with crimes like militancy, high profile kidnapping, and armed robbery, among others. It was obvious that Nigeria was losing hundreds if not thousands to insecurity between 2010 and 2015.
The security situation basically spurred Nigerians, for the first time in many years, to vote out an incumbent government bringing on board the candidate of the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, who they believe with his military experience could help win the war against the daunting insecurity challenges bedevilling the country.
However, the question on the lips of many
Nigerians is how well the administration has tackled the situation having spent the first four-year term and over three years of the second term in power.
As a patriotic citizen, Gov. Ortom decided to stand up and speak for his people without minding the cons