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Fred Ochono: Ortom vindicated once more as UN re-echoes his name for Kanu’s launch




Each Nigerian citizen house and within the diaspora who has adopted Governor Samuel Ortom’s management trajectory should have noticed that the issues he has been saying and doing as a frontrunner guided by a way of patriotism, are quick changing into a template in our nation’s socio-political discourse.

Infact, the Benue State Governor’s viewpoints and proactive disposition on latest happenings within the nation have manifested quicker than anticipated besides that the nation’s leaders on the centre of presidency have intentionally chosen to pay deaf ears to the discerning options to a few of our issues which have assumed the magnitude of a nationwide disaster.

It might be recalled that Governor Ortom whereas expressing fear over the deteriorating safety scenario within the nation when he featured on a Channels Tv programme, sounded a warning that the alarming safety scenario if not checked, may result in “bandits” taking on the nation’s seat of energy sooner or later.

The programme’s anchor, Seun Okimbaloye was fast to interject Governor Ortom for what he termed “excessive views” for talking fearlessly and courageously in regards to the impending hazard of rising insecurity that has engulfed the complete nation.

Barely a number of days after Governor Ortom’s patroitic warning on the mentioned tv programme which as standard went unheeded, bandits attacked a nationwide monument, the Kuje Correctional facility proper within the coronary heart of Abuja the Federal Capital Territory the place they freed over 600 inmates together with Boko Haram terrorists who have been within the facility. Many commentators who had heard Governor Ortom’s well timed warning, described him as a “political prophet.”

Simply because the information of the assault on the custodial centre was settling, bandits once more launched an assault on President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance workforce convoy on the best way to the President’s hometown in Daura Katsina State for the sallah vacation. What a daring transfer that factors to nothing however the unimaginable proportion of the insecurity bedeviling the nation!

All these incidents vindicated Governor Ortom when he expressed real concern that if allowed to fester, bandits may muster the braveness to sooner or later takeover Nigeria’s seat of energy on the centre of presidency. In fact, the warning indicators are telling, however as standard, Ortom is slightly singled out for blackmail and victimization.

Regardless of the endless blackmail and victimization, Governor Ortom who has positioned himself because the voice of the unvoiced has remained unwavering in talking towards the imbalances, injustice and harrowing experiences Nigerians have been subjected to beneath President Buhari-led federal authorities.

Most not too long ago, in yet one more episode of his consistency in lending his voice of purpose to points affecting our collective well-being, Governor Ortom talking in Washington DC, United States of America on July 13, 2022 known as on the Federal Authorities to launch Nnamdi Kanu, the chief of the proscribed Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB who has been held in detention for someday now.

Governor Ortom identified that Nnamdi Kanu’s steady detention was a socio-political case that required socio-political options as effectively, whereas some Nigerians hailed Ortom’s name as well timed, others as standard known as him names for taking the place.

In what’s yet one more main second of the Benue State Governor being vindicated once more, just some days after the intervention he made on the matter, the United Nations has now given the Federal Authorities of Nigeria an ultimatum to ippppppp0p0p00000mmediately launch Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally.

The worldwide physique, UN affirmed that the extended detention of the proscribed IPOB chief quantities to gross violation of his basic human rights which is uncalled for within the twenty first century particularly that Nigeria is a signatory to worldwide conventions and treaties that forbid human rights abuses.

Right here once more lies the justification as to why Governor Samuel Ortom doesn’t simply converse or act on essential problems with nationwide relevance, as he weighs in the proper perspective and naturally on the compelling second of urgency.

Had been the Federal authorities to hearken to Ortom’s voice of purpose with out primordial sentiments, most of our challenges would have been lengthy frontally tackled to pave the best way for our collective improvement and nationwide cohesion particularly on the time our nationhood is examined and tried beneath precarious circumstances.

The world over, nationwide challenges are conquered by proactive measures past partisan affiliations as our citizenship transcends political correctness. The federal authorities of Nigeria beneath President Buhari might be constantly doing grave injustice to Nigerians if they like to view Governor Ortom as an alarmist or prophet of doom when in precise sense, the Governor is advancing significant concepts that would take the nation out of the quagmire we have now discovered ourselves in as residents.

For as soon as, we should be taught to place apart partisan alliances and undertones to collectively sort out and redeem this nation from the travails it’s passing by, besides we’re prepared to sooner or later get up and never have a rustic to name fatherland. This clarion is simply what Governor Ortom represents and has persistently stood for as time and unfolding occasions have clearly vindicated him for at all times being on the proper facet of historical past.