Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday stated that Nigeria has borrowed a lot of money, but unfortunately the funds were allegedly embezzled by the people working for the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government.
Ortom made the allegation in Vandeikya Local Government Area of the state during the defection ceremony of some members of the APC and other political parties in Vandeakya and Konshisha LGAs to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He noted that as a result of the massive embezzlement perpetrated by those working for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, Nigeria has been placed on a life support.
He lamented that nothing good was working in the country, stressing that poverty is ravaging many Nigerians.
According to the Governor, “Many Nigerians cannot afford three-square meals a day let alone quality meals. This is sad!
“If I am to rate the APC-led federal government, I will score it at most 28 per cent. The party has not performed above 28 per cent so far.
“The PDP is the only political party that has the capacity of taking Nigeria to the promise land.
“I, therefore, commend the defectors for abandoning the party (APC) for the PDP.”