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Ortom: Worse military regime better than Buhari’s govt

*Says PDP will dismantle APC in 2023

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Monday again hit hard on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government saying even the worst military regime was far better than his administration.

Governor Ortom carpeted the present APC-led government over its inability to tackle the worsening socio-economic and security bottlenecks bedevilling the country in the last couple of years.

Ortom told journalists at the Makurdi airport on his return from the just concluded National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that, he was privileged to study the history of both the civilian and military rules in the country but had observed so far that what he has seen in the present Buhari-led administration was incomparable to the worse military regimes in the past.

He reiterated that the PDP, under the leadership of Senator Iyorchia Ayu, would dismantle the APC in the forthcoming general elections to heal the wounds inflicted on the citizenry by the present administration.

“At least, I have been privileged to read the history of Nigeria and those that have been leading us including the military.

“Usually we say that the worst democratic government is better than a military government, but for the purpose of this APC-led government, I want to say that the worst military regime we have had in Nigeria is better than this particular government led by APC.

“I have never seen a thing like this, people don’t want you to tell them the truth when you advise them, they try to twist things and tell the world that you are against them; is that democracy that we are practicing?

“You can imagine, the entire country is divided along ethnic, religious lines and all that but for us, the PDP is coming on a rescue mission and we have demonstrated that during the convention and we look forward that Nigerians will team up with us to ensure that we dismantle this current APC government that has record of worse corruption in the history of our country.”

Governor Ortom expressed optimism that even though former National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus is still in court against the party, amicable ways of trying to resolve the matter were at the front burner of the party to ensure that PDP remains a party to beat ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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