Don’t Ignore Nigerian Calls For Restructuring – Ortom Advises Buhari
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has called on the Muhammadu Buhari and his administration never to ignore the calls by Nigerian citizens for the restructuring of the nation, Nigeria.
Ortom, made this call in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, on Wednesday October 7.
According to him, Buhari should not term the calls for restructuring as unpatriotic adding that Nigeria constitution stipulates democracy and that alone guarantees the freedom of speech of its citizens.
The statement reads in part:
“Nigeria is practising democracy which guarantees the freedom of speech to all citizens and not military regime which suppresses the right of the people to voice their opinions about challenges facing their country.
“It is incumbent on the Federal Government to listen to the views of the people and evolve acceptable ways of addressing the problems confronting the country instead of engaging in a combative style, anyone who dares to suggest alternative approaches to tackling the challenges.
“Great nations of the world got to their enviable status by harnessing and utilising ideas of their citizens, not by discouraging those who made bold submissions on the development of their countries.”