- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state says President Muhammadu Buhari remains the best for the country currently
- Ortom explains that this is why his state engaged in fervent prayers for the president when the latter was ill
- He described Buhari as disciplined and that this is the reason he was able to move Nigeria out of recession
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has declared that he would never relent in his support for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of other aspirants.
Ortom said his passion for Buhari was the reason his state was the first to declare prayers for the president when he was ill and receiving treatment in London.
He said currently, Buhari remains the only person the country needs.
“If you recall we in Benue State were the first in the country to initiate prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari when he took ill early in the year. We thank God that he is back on his feet and getting better and stronger by the day.
“Today he is up and doing, moving from one place to the other and carrying out his official duties. He is truly a gallant retired military man because he is still very strong.
“Beyond that, he is a man of integrity, discipline and with so much courage to fight the cankerworm called corruption. He is a selfless leader who has instilled discipline in our people.
“That is the kind of person we need at this particular time of our development and history as a nation. You may have an alternative, but for me, and as far as I am concerned I have not seen an alternative to President Buhari at this our very trying time.
“It is interesting to note that despite all the challenges he met on ground on assumption of office, a period when the country went into a deep recession, he took far reaching decisions that got us out of the recession; that is no mean achievement.
“I believe that we will get there someday as a nation, challenges may abound but I believe that we will overcome them.
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"So I still remain committed to my belief that President Buhari remains the leader that we need at this particular time of our history and development as a nation,” he said in an interview with Vanguard.
NAIJ.com earlier reported how Chief Jackson Lekan Ojo, the national coordinator of Yoruba Youth Alliance (YYA), said Atiku Abubakar remains the best person that can help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeat Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Chief Ojo, who is also a security expert, spoke in Abuja, declaring his support for Atiku and saying he would campaign for the former vice president.
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