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Presidency blasts Ortom over TV comments



Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Teachers

Garba Shehu, spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, says Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state only offers excuses and avoids good ideas.

The Presidency was reacting to the comments made by Ortom during an interview on Arise TV where he disparaged the president.

Reacting to the Benue governor in a series of tweets, titled ‘The incongruence of Governor Samuel Ortom on Arise TV’ Shehu said, “There are two types of politicians in Nigeria today. The first are politicians who are leaders that offer solutions to the challenges facing the voters and the country. They bring forward policies, and implement them, to improve the lives of others.

Referring to the Benue governor, he added, “The second, politicians who offer excuses for the challenges voters face. They avoid ideas and instead blame others for problems they have either not solved or have themselves created.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is a leader. He inherited a treasury that had been emptied by successive previous administrations – and he sought and succeeded in repatriating billions of dollars of stolen funds from overseas.”

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