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Why Gov. Ortom should leave Southeast out of his troubles with FG.

While it might sound scintillating to some, that governor Samuel Ortom of Benue challenges the president and the federal government, it should not mask real issues.

Gov. Ortom(dailypost.ng)

It has become a norm that whoever wants to fight the Buhari-led adminstration finds a way to get the southeast involved. This guarantees a plethora of emotional supporters, who are willing to overlook the person's weakness. It also perpetuates the seeming rift between the southeast and the rest of Nigeria.

Map of Nigeria showing all the states (wikipedia.org)

Take Benue state for example, the region is plagued with herdsmen attacks and all manners of insecurity related issues, so why leave those and start southeast advocacy?.

(Vanguardngr.com)

He needs to remain focused in his fight for HIS people. Talking of what the federal government needs to do for the Southeast is old news, infrastructural development is needed in the southeast and everyone knows that.

(123rf.com)

Why does he need to face his state and leave the southeast?.

1. The southeast states have governors, it is insulting for another governor to speak out for their states. It makes it seem they are incompetent, that another governor is speaking out for their people and they are silent or not as vocal.

2. Since it is not his state, his advocacy carries little weight behind it. It simply appears he is using the southeast as a tool to keep attacking the federal government.

3. The southeast are tired of being pawns in people's political games. They speak for them, get their emotional feedback and that ends it. It is unfair to keep using the southeast this way.

4. The southeast will like to be at peace with the centre, this further deteriorates the issues in the southeast.

5. The PDP, of which he is a member were in power for 16 years, was that not enough to do what he now wants a 6yrs government to do?.

Politicians should stop using the southeast as pawns in their games. Let each fight their own battles.


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Benue Buhari-led Nigeria Ortom Samuel Ortom

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