Samuel Ortom, the Benue State Governor, has voiced his confidence in the Igbo people, saying they have the potential to rule Nigeria if given the opportunity.
The governor, who made this declaration in Makurdi, the state capital, on Wednesday when Igbo PDP Forum paid him a courtesy visit, said the South-Easterners are accommodating and hard working.
According to Ortom, the Igbos are peaceful, stressing that they can live with other ethnic groups in the country.
He pledged to continue speaking to authority on the constant attacks on Benue people by suspected armed herders.
“The Igbo are accommodating and hard working. They are a group that can live with other ethnic groups and not like those that are killing my people, and they want me to keep quiet.
“I will never keep quiet concerning incessant attacks on my people by herdsmen until the authorities do the right thing. I will continue to speak against injustice,” he said.