Wike urges Ortom to continue to speak against injustice
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, in Makurdi urged his Benue State counterpart Samuel Ortom not to relent in speaking against injustice.
Wike stated this when visited Benue State on official duty.
During his visit, he inaugurated a 4.6kms Customary Court/ George Akume road in Makurdi and 40kms Gbamjimba road in Guma Local Government Area of the state.
Wike advised his Benue counterpart to continue with the delivery of projects that of benefits to his people.
He also urged him not to be wary of those moving along political lines due to fear of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, saying they will come anytime to him.
He acknowledged that both of them have similarities and stand for truth, adding that he was not afraid of death in as much as he speaks the truth.
“Don’t be afraid that the EFCC will come to you, whether you run to join them in their party or you don’t join, all those of them that are running away from the EFCC, they will still be invited and if they like they will still come to us.
“We will continue to stand against injustice. It is not about me or Ortom but about our people and their future. Stand by and stand for him at all times.
“What I have seen is astonishing what Orton had done. Do not think you have done well, the people are expecting more. Try and continue to work for your people.
Earlier, Governor Ortom described Wike as a true friend who has always stood for Benue people in trying moments.
He recalled Wike’s assistance during flooding and Fulani killings of Benue people, noting that he contributed over N200 million to the State.
Ortom noted the passion and zeal by his Rivers counterpart to always speak out in the face of injustice.
According to Ortom, “We must continue to fight against injustice, lack of transparency and fitness. These are lacking in our country. Security is a big challenge and the economy is in the problem. It is unfortunate that we have gotten to this stage in this nation.
“There is a need for a kind of dialogue. We need to sit down together and correct the imbalance in this country. The essence of governance is to stand at all times for the people.