On Thursday, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, accusing it of attempting to stifle all dissenting voices.
Ortom, who said that he would not be intimidated, claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government had failed on all fronts.
The governor of Benue stated this in Enugu during an event hosted by the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ Radio Nigeria chapel.
He claimed that the government was preoccupied with battling perceived opposition while turning a blind eye to the indiscriminate killing and maiming of Nigerians by herdsmen.
“The current administration at the center has taken the strategy of intimidating individuals who dare to express their complaints and concerns about increased insecurity and marginalization,” Ortom stated.
“However, I, Samuel Ortom, will never remain silent as long as injustice and marginalization exist in our country’s affairs. I stand by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, which he said, “If peace means accepting second-class citizenship, I don’t want it.” I don’t want peace if it means keeping my tongue quiet in the face of injustice and wickedness.
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I don’t want peace if it means becoming complacently accustomed to a depressing status quo. If peace entails agreeing to be exploited, If peace means a willingness to be exploited economically, dominated politically, humiliated and segregated, I don’t want peace.’
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