The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday, mentioned Nigerians have misplaced confidence within the presidency, resulting in the present agitation for secession in each the Southeast and Southwest geopolitical zones.
Governor Ortom, who is thought for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged lack of ability to sort out the present safety challenges, made the assertion throughout an occasion organized by the Radio Nigeria chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ in Enugu State.
The governor revealed that the dearth of equity to Nigerians by the Buhari administration birthed the agitation for separation which is at present happening in some elements of the nation.
Ortom mentioned, “as you might be conscious, youth restiveness, herdsmen assaults, banditry and different felony actions have had a detrimental influence on the socio-economic lifetime of the nation and are additionally fueling ethnic tensions.
“As I acknowledged earlier, the present secessionist agitations right here within the East and elsewhere are a results of injustice and lack of equity to Nigerians by the present Presidency.
“For this reason there’s a rising notion that the Federal Authorities is encouraging the murderous actions of Fulani herdsmen by its actions and inaction.
“From all indications, the general public belief within the Presidency has been eroded. This doesn’t converse effectively for the company existence of Nigeria”.
DAILY POST experiences that whereas the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB are agitating for the separation of the Southeast from Nigeria over alleged marginalization, some secessionists within the Southwest are additionally shifting for the actualization of the Oduduwa Republic, a sovereign state for the Yoruba nation.
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