He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, to hell with Atiku and anyone supporting him and his presidential ambition, and people should not expect him to support him as well because he would rather die.
Ortom added that his tenure ends in May, so his detractors can wait till after that to whatever they want with him.
His words, “To hell with Atiku and anyone supporting him. They should go and tell him. You want me to be slave for a Fulani. It’s better I die. Anybody supporting Atiku is an enemy of Benue.”
“My people are being killed and you want me to be quiet.”
“My tenure ends in May and you can do whatever you want if you think you have the powers. I have written my will. When I gave it to my wife, she cried all night. If I die at 62, many of my mates have gone long time ago and If I die today, I’m a fulfilled person but let it be recorded that I died resisting the invasion and killing of my people.”
“I will never support a Fulani man to become president. If there is another person who is ready to work with me and ensure the security of my people, I will work with him.”