Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said he holds nothing personal against President Muhammadu Buhari.
He disclosed that he only criticizes the President for not being able to end the killings in the state and in Nigeria.
The Governor was reacting to a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Chairman on Tertiary Education in the House of Representatives, Aminu Suleiman during the commissioning of some projects at the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi.
President Buhari was quoted to have asked Governor Ortom to endeavour to acknowledge his administration’s capital projects in Benue State rather than cast aspersions on him.
But the Governor in his speech insisted that he has nothing personal against the president but concerned with the incessant killings of his people.
The Governor reiterated that he was not elected to preside over dead people and would therefore continue to strongly criticize the Federal Government as long as it fails in its constitutional role of providing security for citizens.
While lamenting the challenges bedeviling the nation, Governor Ortom expressed confidence in the greatness of the country, stressing that there must be justice, equity and fairness for the country to continue to progress.