Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the only medicine to Nigeria’s nagging problem.
Ortom recalled that before now, no one had the boldness to fight corruption until Buhari came into power in 2015.
Speaking with the Punch, the governor said the president, who is away on medical leave in England would return hale and hearty, adding that his state had already declared three days of fasting and prayer for the ailing president.
His words, “Buhari remains the medicine for Nigeria. He is a selfless man, a disciplined man, a patriotic Nigerian, who fought for the unity of this country. Despite his age, he is willing to add value to the development of this country, at least by trying to instill discipline and wipe away corruption in Nigeria. Everybody will agree that before his inauguration, we all agreed that our problem in Nigeria is corruption. Nobody was bold enough to stand up to fight it the way he is doing it. So, he is the correct person for this job.
“Whatever is happening to him, my advice to Nigerians is what the bible says in Romans 13. The advice is that we should pray for our leaders. Let us continue to pray for him. The doctors can treat but it is God that heals.
“For us in Benue State, we have declared a three-day prayer and fasting for him. We have declared it to pray for the quick recovery of Mr. President so that he will come back and continue to do his good work. We need him in this country to give us the inspiration to go back to our glory; we have no business begging in Nigeria. God has given us so much. The only problem is indiscipline, corruption and the impunity that has been going on. With what Mr. President is doing for Nigeria, I think we will get to the right path. Let us continue to pray for him that God heal him and bring him back to us.”
Ortom described the recent fight between him and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike as pure politics.
He added, “I went to campaign in Rivers State with other governors because I was nominated by my party. That was where the insults started but you see, as a Christian, I don’t want to join issues with Wike. I have allowed the matter to rest. I have even told my aides not to even join issues with him; there is no point talking about Wike. I have no issues with him. We were ministers of state in the government of President Goodluck Jonathan. I think everything is centred on politics.