Browsing: Governor Samuel Ortom

Appearing unconcerned, unpurposed and uninterested, the chief of stealth and the lord of disguise, the chameleon, is the cunning thief embroidering the environment in stolen identity. The chameleon is the motion without movement, the heat without temperature, the echo without sound.

The task of laundering Ortom’s permanently stained reputation garments now falls on one Nathaniel Ikyur who once functioned as a reporter in Abuja for a few national dailies but is now domiciled in Makurdi as Ortom’s “principal” Special Assistant on media.

The governor, according to a statement made available to journalists on Saturday by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Ngunan Adingi, hinged the suspension to crisis in Mbatyough Council Ward, Mbagen in the council area which led to the burning down of a widow, Shaade Nyihemba.

From Orlu to Nkpologwu, people, in Nigeria’s usual cloud of denialism, often referred to as “unknown gunmen” are on a spree. Killing police, military and naval resources, attacking police stations, police checkpoints, Nigeria Correctional Service convoys, etcetera. It should be clear by now, we are witnessing an aggressive social re-engineering campaign. These “unknown gunmen” are seeking to obtain the monopoly of violence or at least become a dominant force in the southeast.

Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, Governor Ortom said he was pleased with President Buhari’s reaction to the development, adding they shared ideas on how to manage the crisis trailing the development.