Nigeria is currently operating on “drip and oxygen,” according to Governor Samuel Ortom of the state of Benue.
On Friday, August 26, the governor addressed at the Port Harcourt International Airport alongside the governors of Abia and Rivers states, Nyesom Wike and Okezie Ikpeazu.
Recall that the PDP governors met in London with Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo. They also had a meeting with Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate for their party.
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Governor Ortom, who has never hidden his contempt for the Buhari-led administration, spoke shortly after their arrival and remarked;
“We are looking at how we can harness ideas and put ourselves together to ensure that we get out of the present challenge we are in Nigeria today. From top to bottom, consider what has happened from 2015 and where we are today. So, what we are doing is a concern that we have for our country, Nigeria.
This is beyond partisan politics. We are looking at how we can come together and find a way of ensuring that Nigeria survives. Nigeria is on a drip, Nigeria is on oxygen and it is about how can we get out of this.
We have individually also had earlier commitments in Europe even if consultations are still going on because nothing concrete has been decided. The consultation is going on and will continue to go on. We are still going to meet here.”