Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Wednesday dismissed claims that he hates President Muhammadu Buhari due to the persistent armed Fulani attacks in the state.
Ortom explained that he does not hate Buhari, contrary to the opinion of many Nigerians.
Featuring on Arise Television’s Morning News, Ortom also disclosed that he was not the best candidate but God made him governor in 2015 and 2019.
According to Ortom: “I wasn’t the best candidate in 2015 and 2019, but God made me the governor. Many people believe I’m an enemy of Buhari, but he remains my president till May 29. All I do is constructive criticism.
“I don’t hate Buhari, we love each other, I was the first governor he took to South Africa when he became president. The issue is just that of Fulani herdsmen causing trouble, and I would continue to agitate.
“These are just people causing problems, Shehu Shagari did so well as president and today, Benue has written his name in gold.”