Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State, has said that if given the chance, the Igbo people may also take control of Nigeria.
He believes that the Igbo people could significantly improve the nation’s economy.
When the Igbo PDP Forum members paid him a courtesy visit at Government House in Makurdi, Governor Ortom expressed his opinions. He insisted that the people are very passionate about the socioeconomic and political development of the nation and state.
He expressed gratitude for their assistance and hard work, adding how many people, including himself, had been inspired by them.
He highlights the ethnicity’s tolerance and their ability to co-exist with other ethnic groups and addressed the back-and-forth killings of the Igbos and urged the government to do justice to the situation.
“The Igbo are accommodating and hardworking. They are a group that can live with other ethnic groups and not like those that are killing my people and they want me to keep quiet. I will never keep quiet concerning incessant attacks on my people by herdsmen until the authorities do the right thing. I will continue to speak against injustice,” he stated.