Apostle Johnson Suleman of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International has stated that ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo spoke the mind of all Nigerians in his open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the prevailing security condition in the country.
He made this known on Tuesday when he visited Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Apostle Suleman, who warned that Nigeria was sitting on a keg of gunpowder, said necessary steps must be used to prevent the imminent crisis in the country.
“In Obasanjo’s letter, I did not see what he wrote there that has not been happening. People must draw a line between politics and reality. He spoke the mind of Nigerians and should not be castigated.
“I learnt some people are calling for his arrest, but before anybody arrests Obasanjo they should first arrest those who threatened the government by issuing a with 30 days ultimatum to the government over the suspension of the Ruga settlement plan.”
Apostle Suleman praised Governor Ortom for preferring to protect his people at the top of the herdsmen disaster in the state instead of his position or office as was common in the country stressing that such attribute was very rare among the majority of leaders.
“Many leaders would prefer to defend their seats and positions at the expense of their people in such situations, the path Governor Ortom took was capable of costing him his second term election but he never bothered.”
Governor Ortom lauded Apostle Suleman for strengthening the state in prayers and his N5million cash contribution for the maintenance of Internally Displaced Persons in the state, naming him as a true friend of the state.
“Benue would not accept open grazing, grazing reserves, Ruga or whatever because they are all in conflict with our Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law,” he warned.