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Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by valentineuwakwe(m): 1:37am On Jul 25
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday called on the Federal Government to stop intimidating patriotic Nigerians who raise concern over insecurity in the country.

Ortom described as unfortunate the response of the Presidency to the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah’s address to the United States Congress Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding the wave of insecurity in the country.

Kukah had in a virtual address before the American lawmakers faulted the handling of the security situation in Nigeria by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

The cleric also accused Buhari of nepotism in key appointments, saying his regime favoured Muslims over Christians.
The governor, in a statement titled, ‘I stand with Bishop Kukah,’ issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said as a patriotic Nigerian, he would have said similar things if he were to address the same audience.

The governor reminded the Presidency that Nigeria today was practising democracy which had no room for repression and dictatorship.

He explained that the country’s Constitution guarantees the freedom of speech to all citizens, “unlike a military regime which suppresses the right of the people to voice their opinions on challenges facing their country.
Ortom said Kukah was right when he stated that nepotism had been elevated above federal character by the present administration.

The statement read in part, “He (Ortom) expects the Presidency to rather be worried that Nigeria is ranked as the most terrorised nation in Africa with an average of over 2,000 deaths per year on account of terrorism. He emphasises that the combative approach the Presidency has adopted in engaging citizens on issues will not solve the problems confronting the country.”
The governor said Bishop Kukah was not the first Nigerian to address a foreign audience on the security situation in the country, recalling that in February 2015, Buhari, was at the time the candidate of All Progressives Congress when he delivered a speech at Chatham House in London, where he said, “Boko Haram has sadly put Nigeria on the terrorism map, killing more than 13,000 of our nationals.”
The statement added, “The President went on to announce to the world on that occasion that apart from the Civil War era, Nigeria had never been more insecure in the country’s history.”

Source:https://punchng.com/kukah-stop-intimidating-nigerians-ortom-tells-presidency/

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Iyiataata92: 1:43am On Jul 25
Truth be told, Buhari would wish Ortom wasn't a governor during his presidency.

If we could get at least two Ortoms each from the south south, south east and south west, then Buhari won't be behaving this silly

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by fitzmayowa: 1:53am On Jul 25
Our darling daddy hates criticism with passion anyone that dares criticise our darling daddy will be intimidated or silenced using FG agencies like Police, DSS, NBC, Army or EFFC.....

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Naijanascam: 3:25am On Jul 25
Difficultleo right now

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by JaneYave(f): 3:43am On Jul 25
Everybody get im own. First things first, consider the poor teacher' welfare in Benue State, so you will not be termed a noise maker when you point out facts. THANK YOU!

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by SmartPolician: 4:20am On Jul 25
Dumping the APC for the PDP was the best poltiical decision Ortom ever made. The move didn't only earn him a second tenure, but it also allows him to boldly criticize a president who most sane minds consider a monumental catastrophe.

Nice one, Ortom. Keep mounting pressure on that so-called presidency because the way the herders butcher people in your state and Southern Kaduna, I wonder if people are still left in those places.

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by EagleNest(m): 4:27am On Jul 25
Unfortunately, Leopard cannot change its spots. The same group of people, that called themselves APC, enjoyed freedom of speech and expression about 6 years ago, but now would not tolerate any constructive criticism.

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by insidelife22(m): 4:32am On Jul 25
Parbleu,Buhari is a failure,and his own cluelessness is legendary. Ladies and gentlemen,excuse my French.

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by alphaeus212(m): 4:48am On Jul 25
grin As Buhari stubborn reach na so our guys stubborn. Throw punch we throw metal

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Wiseandtrue(f): 5:03am On Jul 25
The more he (Buhari) tries to intimidate the more people will keep telling him the truth to his face!

Shebi he has been killing protesters That one stop protest

It's time he eats the humble pie!

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Wiseandtrue(f): 5:10am On Jul 25
Naijanascam:
Difficultleo right now
As in... defending Buhari is a hard task!

Bishop Kukah was just echoing what many Nigerians have been saying!

You spoke freely in the last administration, now you arrest, kill and beat whoever that does the same

What manner of hypocrisy is that

In a sane country not ruled by the unfortunates, terrorists, the president would have resigned!

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Grace001: 5:26am On Jul 25
Buhari will do everything to do sustain the status quo, you won’t have problem as long as you are sing ONE Nigeria, even if you’re FAKING unity e no concern Buhari.

That’s why bandits are doing their(killing and kidnapping) business without much disturbance, as long as they(bandits) are singing ONE Nigeria they won’t have problem, they are considered northern business gangs. But once you dare to change the status quo, na trouble you dey find.

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by JoeEeL(m): 5:51am On Jul 25
There is this problematic group of people who descend from Edom.

Only the ocean stops them. And one more thing: the CAR treatment.

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Bodmum: 5:51am On Jul 25
ok
Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by omoyankee3(m): 5:52am On Jul 25
Okay
Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Bedtec: 5:53am On Jul 25
Na BMCs especially the gay man the vulture seller that thunder will destroy that I blame , cos they and whoever contracted them has fed mumu shariari with so many lies

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by sam564: 5:53am On Jul 25
Ortom the talking drum!!!!!!!! cool cool cool
Atleast keep reminding dem... God pass them..







I meeeuuvveee

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by tomiwakeem: 5:54am On Jul 25
Ortomic bomb

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Aystarz: 5:55am On Jul 25
fitzmayowa:
Our darling daddy hates criticism with passion anyone that dares criticise our darling daddy will be intimidated or silenced using FG agencies like Police, DSS, NBC, Army or EFFC.....


Never seen a more insecure Grandpa. This man should not be anywhere near the Presidency in a democratic society

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by lonecatt(m): 5:56am On Jul 25
I admire governor Ortom for his boldness

People like him should be elected to the national assembly to represent his people and their interest. Presently only few governor's and national assembly members can boldly speak in defense of their people.

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Authoreety: 5:56am On Jul 25
True talk

Just that buharia is just irredeemable

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by ohosi4real(m): 5:56am On Jul 25
There are only two person in Nigeria who fight Buhari in a private way they are Governor Ortom of Benue and Bishop Kukah. I wish other governors and clergy ( top pastors) can also against Buhari evils Buhari for don change. But money will not make dem do so.

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Ruggedniggaone: 5:56am On Jul 25
Don't mind buhari, that bastard is a big hypocrite

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by blackpanda: 5:57am On Jul 25
Ortom is a useless animal

The only thing he's good at is insulting the president. No single tangible project in 8 years. One of the most useless governor in nigeria. I spit!

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Eriokanmi: 5:58am On Jul 25
Naijanascam:
Difficultleo right now
He has vanished for some days now. He must have been admitting to the fact that, he's been fooled by those he's been supporting blindly by now. Everyone is feeling the heat. Hearing of killings of innocent ones alone, in spite of not being related in any way, on a daily basis is enough to spoils someone's day. I don't read such news here anymore.

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by drizslim(m): 5:58am On Jul 25
Ortom & Wike only Governors with balls in their John Thomas

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by Aystarz: 5:59am On Jul 25
Ruggedniggaone:
Don't mind buhari, that bastard is a big hypocrite

Ortom : State bastard
Buhari : National Bastard

Pick and choose.

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by blackpanda: 6:03am On Jul 25
drizslim:
Ortom & Wike only Governors with balls in their John Thomas

Buhari does not have all of thems time. Lions don't concern themselves with the noise of chickens

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by patriotic007: 6:03am On Jul 25
Who is presidency sef

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by TinubuGoQuench(f): 6:03am On Jul 25
FOOLISH BUHARI!!!

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Re: Kukah: Stop Intimidating Nigerians, Ortom Tells Presidency by blackpanda: 6:04am On Jul 25
Ruggedniggaone:
Don't mind buhari, that bastard is a big hypocrite

U have been insulting him for 6yrs yet God keeps blessing him. Na u go tire. Sai baba jor grin

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