A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Emeka Charles Kalu, has condemned the assassination attempt on Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, describing it as barbaric.
Kalu, the National Coordinator of Peoples Democratic Party Coalition (PDPCO) and former governorship candidate in Abia State, who spoke on Tuesday, stated that the attack on Ortom showed that the All Progressive Congress (APC) government of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed.
According to him, “When bandits, hoodlums, and terrorists will now outwit the nation’s security apparatus and try to engage and attack sitting governors in a shoot-out is a strong indication that the government has failed in its responsibility of protecting the citizens and the nation.”
Kalu said it was disheartening that with the complete security blockade by the military and the police, it was surprising that the marauders would now attack state governors with audacity and abduct people in parts of the country.
He stressed: “This can only happen in Nigeria. The Benue State governor is a strong man and is protected by the almighty God. Those so-called bandits do not have the power to take away life because they do not give life.
“A day shall come when we will have a responsible government that can deal decisively with all these ugly situations the country is presently facing, and we will see them no more.
“Then and only then shall we begin to see security in the country. Then, the fear of the unknown will be eliminated and we shall see a new Nigeria, which will be under a government with good policies and upright in governance.”