Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has again criticised President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for keeping their promise of relegating the country in their manifesto to Nigerians.
Ortom said Nigerians seriously need a viable alternative to the current crop of leaders among the ruling APC.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Nathaniel Ikyur, made this known in a press statement issued during the week.
He added that the APC would lose the elections in 2023 because the party had performed woefully since it took over power from the Peoples Democratic Party in 2015.
“They (APC) have kept their promise to take Nigeria from top to bottom. They have taken our country beneath the bottom. It’s a big shame. For us in the PDP, the onus rests on us to mend the cracks in our party. No external influence will do that for us. By the grace of God, we will reach a successful end so that we can move on,” he added.
Speaking on the issues and challenges that may arise in the forthcoming elections, Ortom said it was important for the Independent National Electoral Commission to remain unbiased and professional.
He maintained citing examples in the just concluded Ekiti and Osun states’ elections, justifying the processes while charging the commission to stick to the rules of engagement in the 2023 general election.