Senate Minority Leader, Abba Moro, Tuesday, expressed worry over the gradual slide into what he described as “a state of nature, with disregard for the rule of law” in Nigeria.
He said confusing and unconvincing judgements emanating from the courts of law on election petitions is in order to dominate.
Senator Moro, who spoke during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expanded State Executive Council in Makurdi, lamented that “these are about the most difficult of times being faced by Nigerians with the woes of insecurity and a crumbling economy pockmarked by a declining Naira, which is about the weakest currency in Africa.”
He stated that as leader of the opposition political blocs in the Senate, he will work to galavanise such opposition and will ensure things are put back on track.
Immediate past governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, decried what he described as the failure of critical institutions of state such as the judiciary, the economy and security.
He enjoined the people to be vigilant and guard against acts that could aggravate already existing discontent among the populace owing to increasing manifestation of leadership failure at all levels.
Ortom, who said he and other leaders of the Benue PDP had since met and accepted responsibility for the poor performance of the party at the last polls, charged the party faithful to remain united, focused and proactive but provide constructive opposition which must ensure that government delivers on its sworn mandate to the people.
He also informed the stakeholders that in furtherance of efforts to reinvent and boost the bonds of unity and stronger focus for the party, it has been resolved that the substantive state chairman, Sir John Ngbede, resume active duties at the secretariat, pending the outcome of the Supreme Court judgment on the governorship of the state.