Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Gov. Ortom's Misadventures: "Truth Is An Open Wound, Only Truth Can Heal" - Sen. Mark





Unarguably, It would have made a huge political capital  for Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state  and his handlers to maintain sealed
  1. lips over this ill - fated " Ortom  de Barrow" saga.
Honestly, it is not our style or character to respond to or give official seal to innuendos espoused  in the guise of officialdom. But forx the less knowledgeable, one is tempted to offer clarification Like  Uthman  Dan Fodio "Truth is an open wound, only truth can heal".

The news is in the market places and even the blind can see the reign of Wheel Barrows as youth Empowerment gimmick in Benue state under the watchful eyes of Ortom.
The Immediate past President of the Senate Senator David Mark is not known for pretenses. He is ever pointedly frank and blunt. He calls a spade its rightful name no matter whose ox is gored .
Senator Mark did not say anything new or beyond what Nigerians already knew about the Ortom's Barrow  when he  spoke in Port Harcourt , Rivers state at the commissioning of Brick House ( Government House)  on Tuesday . But like a true statesman he is , he merely held the mirror so that the society can see its reflection, if you don't like what you see, breaking the mirror will not change anything , and casting aspersions or  embarking on a fruitless voyage of character assassination cannot change anything because the truth of a man cannot be dissolved in his own blood.

What is there to envy Ortom about. In fact , Ortom deserves pity . He needs help because the sorry state of affairs in Benue state have  unarguably overwhelmed him. Is it the volume of unpaid salaries to workers, leading to industrial actions , the unabating insecurity in the land leading to lost of thousands of lives and property to the state of despondency under Ortom that Senator Mark should be envy of. Remember this  is a man ( Mark) who was a state governor in his early 30s, a minister and the then youngest member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC) . It is on record  that Mark is the longest serving Senator in Nigeria and president of the Senate for eight uninterrupted years. Ortom like every other NIGERIAN knew how  Mark's steady hands in the upper legislative chambers especially his invocation of Doctrine of Necessity saved the nation from the political logjam in 2010.

If Ortom feels strongly about the concerns of Nigerians  over his less than honest performance and not  just that Senator Mark merely reechoed what the people already know, he should rise up to the challenge and serve the people of Benue state diligently and honestly.  Ortom  should ordinarily know that anything short of the welfare and security of citizens of Benue state amounts to a disservice to the  state and clearly unacceptable to Senator Mark.

The situation in Benue today should challenge any responsible government to roll up its sleeves and go back to work instead of perceiving the peoples' comment from the prism of politics.

Senator Mark is a respected statesman in whom every emerging leaders, like Ortom, should run to and draw from his experience and wisdom. It is a fruitless effort to drag his name to the mud.

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