By Ameh Comrade Godwin
The All Progressives Congress senatorial candidate in the last national assembly election in Benue Zone C, Comrade Daniel Onjeh has come hard on the immediate past Minister of Interior, Abba Moro over his recent attack on the Samuel Ortom-led government in Benue State.
Moro, a native of Okpokwu LGA of the state had in a recent interview affirmed that Benue State was still waiting for the much-publicised change, saying that Ortom did not have what it takes to rule the state.
According to him, “For instance, you know that 100 days is a celebrated period in governance in Nigeria. If you look at what is happening in Benue State now, the signs are very ominous that we are in for the worst of times. In spite of the much touted bailout and loans that the Benue State government under Dr. Samuel Ortom has taken to pay salaries, salaries are not paid.”
Moro, further described the regime of APC led by governor Ortom as a complete disaster to Benue State.
He added, “the governor had ordered that two months salaries be paid recently but as I’m talking to you, I am on good authority that no salary has been paid. I think that for a government that is anchored on change, a government that is headed by somebody who says he is going to run the government by the fear of God, these steps are missteps.”
Reacting to Moro’s claim in an interview with DAILY POST, Onjeh, a stakeholder of the ruling party in Benue State asked the ex-minister to stop seeking for attention and cheap publicity.
He noted that instead, he should start explaining how his poorly-handled ‘death-for-job’ Immigration recruitment exercise led to the death of young Nigerians.
“People like Moro don’t have right to criticize anybody in Nigerian. Instead of thinking how to explain the ‘death-for-job’ Immigration recruitment exercise he poorly and fraudulently conducted, which led to the death of well-meaning Nigerians, he’s there criticizing a siting governor. It is very unfortunate.
“It is obvious that Moro and his PDP members are living in the fears of the shadow of their past.
“If his years as a federal minister could not affect his community positively, then he should shut up and leak the wounds of their defeat in the just concluded election,” Onjeh, told our reporter on phone.