A socio-cultural pressure group, Tiv Youth Council Worldwide (TYCW), has told Benue Governor Samuel Ortom to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for his failures and face the assignment for which he was elected.
The group, in a statement by its President, Hon. Mike Musaan, in Abuja on Wednesday, said after a preview of his performance in the last six years, it concluded the Governor “failed woefully”.
It noted that Ortom’s continuous attack on the performance of President Buhari remains a diversionary ploy intended to distract the people of the State from questioning his abysmal performance.
The group wondered why a Governor who ranks the least and has virtually done nothing will always pick the President who has done a lot for the people of the State as a tool for driving his political ambition in the face of many challenges Benue is grappling with under his watch.
The group challenged the Governor to mention the ongoing or completed projects to his credit for the public to compare notes.
“Ortom consistently reminds Buhari of his campaign promises to Nigerians while forgetting that he cried in churches over the plight of workers and pensioners, a situation that is worse under him. Under Ortom, old pensioners slept outside Govt House gate for two weeks. This is indeed novel yet the Governor has failed to tackle the problem head-on.
“We are particularly pained that instead of explaining to the Benue people the position of the state wage bill which keeps pushing astronomically high, despite transfers, retirements, and deaths of civil servants in the state and amid the several committees set up by the Governor to check the wage bill which instead declared workers ghosts and sacked thousands of them would recourse to revulsive accusations during a one hour program when the Benue people are patiently waiting to hear the Governor highlight his achievements and endear them to his plans of ending their misery, would rather consider the President as a punching bag.