Buhari’s health is making Nigeria sick – Ortom
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has stated that with President Muhammadu Buhari ailing health, the nation and indeed all Nigerians are sick.
Ortom said he and six of his colleagues that visited the ailing President in London last week advised the Nigerian leader not to be in a hurry to return to the country.
Ortom stated this on Thursday in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor was part of the delegation of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum that visited the President last week.
He urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the Nigerian leader, saying, “Once the President is sick, the whole country is sick.”
“There is no power without God’s ordination. So those of us who are subjects should continue to pray. We should not be castigating Mr. President or wishing him evil.
“We should be praying for him. If Mr. President is sick, it means all of us are sick; the whole country is sick. It is our responsibility to pray that Mr. President get well so that our country too will be well.
“Mr. President is doing well. When we saw him, he was not in a wheelchair, he was not bedridden. He greeted us, we cracked jokes and he was mentally alert. We discussed about the security situation in the country and he asked us questions about what we are doing.
The governor also expressed surprise that a former Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Tsav, has continued to make unfounded allegations against him.
He said Tsav had earlier apologised to him on the matter, but he told the former commissioner that he was not comfortable with a secret apology.
He said the Tor Tiv, who was present during the discussion, asked Tsav to tender a public apology within two weeks so that he (Ortom) would withdraw the suit he instituted against Tsav.
He said, “The Tor Tiv gave him two weeks to tender a public apology, but he turned back to launch another attack.