Ortom made this comment while playing host to Lamido on Thursday, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu, said that Nigeria had come a long way and it was only those who look at its history peripherally that would put the country into chaos.
The Governor lamented that politicians dwelt so much on politicking without measurable action which he said was responsible for Nigeria’s underdevelopment.
Ortom, however, pledged Benue’s total support towards the realisation of Lamido’s presidential ambition, maintaining that when Lamido gets in as the president, he will turn the country around as he did to Jigawa State when he was governor.
“We are only enjoying democracy today in Nigeriabecause of what the likes of Lamido started called G9. I believed that if God made him a President, Nigeriawould be better place. Nigeria Youths need sense of direction. Nigeria needs person like Lamido,” he said.