‘I’m barred from seeing Buhari, they’re deceiving us with 419 rice pyramid’ – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that he has been prohibited from meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ortom said he was denied access to Buhari because of his continual criticism of the present administration’s disastrous policies.

The governor criticised Buhari’s policies while speaking at the state’s Government House in Makurdi, Benue State.

The governor also referred to Buhari’s administration as “419.”

He described the rice pyramid in Abuja as “419,” used to deceive Nigerians.

According to Ortom: “Since I have been barred from seeing the president, I always speak to the press to tell him until the day he will call me but I will still tell him the truth as I have always told him.”

The governor disclosed that Benue State is not benefitting from Buhari’s administration.

He said the government should fight insecurity and expunge killer herders so farmers can return to their farms rather than deceiving Nigerians with rice pyramids.

“All those 419 rice pyramids will not help Nigeria. How can you explain to me that you pack 5000 sacks of rice and put them in a pyramid and say you have done something.

“Those people are deceiving you. From the Central Bank to all those other people, they are deceitful. They are 419; they are telling you lies,” Ortom added.


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