Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Thursday, got here arduous once more on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Authorities, accusing it of attempting to silence each dissenting voice.
Ortom, who mentioned he would by no means be cowed, maintained that the All Progressives Congress, APC, Authorities had failed in each index.
The Benue Governor made the assertion in Enugu throughout an occasion organized by the Radio Nigeria chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ.
He mentioned the Authorities were busy combating perceived opposition whereas at the identical time trying the opposite approach amid senseless killing and maiming of Nigerians by Herdsmen.
Ortom mentioned “the current administration on the center has adopted the strategy of intimidation of those that dare to voice out their frustrations and considerations over rising insecurity and marginalization.
“However I, Samuel Ortom, won’t ever maintain quiet so long as injustice and marginalization prevail within the affairs of our nation. I uphold the phrases of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior when he mentioned and I quote: ‘If peace means accepting second class citizenship, I don’t need it. If peace means maintaining my mouth shut within the midst of injustice and evil, I don’t need it. If peace means being complacently adjusted to a deadening status quo, I don’t need peace. If peace means a willingness to be exploited economically, dominated politically, humiliated, and segregated, I don’t need peace.”