Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has explained why he criticizes the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ortom said his aim of putting the government on their toes through constructive criticism was to make the government work better for the people and not to vilify the office of the President as being wrongly perceived in some quarters.
He said “most of the policies of the Federal Government which I kick against are clearly anti-people, especially those that affect our people. And my criticisms are meant to make the government live up to its responsibilities to the people and not intended to vilify the President as being perceived by some persons.”
The Governor who spoke during a Thanksgiving Mass in honour of the Tor Sankera, HRH, Chief Abu King Shuluwa held at the Catholic Youth Centre Church Makurdi, urged Christians especially those in Benue State not to relent in praying for their leaders at all levels for God’s grace to lead in the right direction.
The Governor maintained that although he had the privilege to contribute financially to the medical trip of Tor Sankera abroad, his healing was mainly a result of the prayers of the people, which brought God’s intervention.