The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that the Igbo people have what it takes to lead Nigeria if they are given the opportunity. He said that the Igbos are accommodating, and can live in any part of the country without having issues with the host community.
Governor Ortom said this on Wednesday when Igbo PDP Forum paid him a visit in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State. While addressing the delegation, the Governor also described the Igbos as peaceful people.
In the report which was made by Daily Post, he said – “The Igbo are accommodating and hardworking. They are a group that can live with other ethnic groups and not like those that are killing my people, and they want me to keep quiet.”
Governor Ortom also lamented the brutal killing of his people by armed herdsmen, and vowed that he would never keep quiet in the face of such atrocities against his people.
In the past years, Governor Ortom has been very vocal about the attacks on his people by killer herdsmen, and has been calling on the authorities to do something about it.
He said – “I will never keep quiet concerning incessant attacks on my people by herdsmen until the authorities do the right thing. I will continue to speak against injustice.”