Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has accused the All Progressives Congress-led federal government of bringing the overall economy of the place to a overall collapse.
The governor made this recognised in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Main Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, Kumornews reviews.
Governor Ortom said the APC has done improperly in the past 7 yrs and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is completely ready to rescue the state from the ruling party in 2023.
The governor, for that reason, claimed the ruling party will get rid of the 2023 election following accomplishing abysmally in the previous seven decades.
He claimed: “They’ve (APC) stored their guarantee to choose Nigeria from best to base. They have taken our nation to the base. It’s a big disgrace. For us in the PDP, the onus rests on us to mend the cracks in our party. No external affect will do that for us. By the grace of God, we will achieve a successful conclusion so that we can move on.
“So lengthy as the Independent Countrywide Electoral Fee (INEC) is as skilled and neutral as it was in Osun and Ekiti states, I really do not see the APC successful the elections.
“Having been in politics from the grassroots, the state and nationwide ranges for in excess of 40 several years now, there’s no magic the APC can conjure to acquire in 2023.
“Some of their leaders who consider they are potent, have indirectly frequented wickedness on the generality of our men and women in the identify of being shut to Aso Rock.”
The Benue governor alleged that some members of the APC prevailed over the federal authorities not to launch money to his state to pay back salaries and pensions.
“We applied for a bailout of N42 billion from the federal govt to enable us to offset very long-standing arrears of salaries, pensions and gratuities. Some of these folks scrambled to the state house to explain to the president not to release the funds even immediately after approval so that we will not consider the credit score for solving the age-extended trouble. This is the sort of necessarily mean-spirited mind-set APC is inflicting on our persons.”