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Benue: ‘No one will go away with APC’s mandate again’ – Akume speaks on alleged rift with Gov Alia

Benue: ‘No one will go away with APC’s mandate again’ – Akume speaks on alleged rift with Gov Alia

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation ,SGF ,and leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State, Sen .George Akume, has warned that the party will no longer condone any form of indiscipline from members.

Akume issued the warning over the weekend during the second stakeholders meeting of the APC at the New Banquet Hall of Government House, Makurdi.

He spoke against the backdrop of the defection of the immediate past governor, Samuel Ortom, who was elected on the platform of the party but switched to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP , after some irreconcilable differences with APC leaders in the state.

Akume, who was represented by an elder of the APC, Çhief Simon Shango, dispelled the rumors of reported rift between him and Governor Hyacinth Alia.

Sango said insinuations of a rift between the SGF and the governor only exist in the imagination of mischief makers as the duo enjoy very cordial working and partisan relationship.

He said Akume is totally in support of Alia ‘s administration and there was no basis for acrimony between them.

Sango noted that he understands the situation in which Alia found himself because he is coming from a non-political background.

“In the Church all you need to say is an Amen but he wants the Governor to appreciate our situation and that as politicians, we may be anxious and may not wait for Amen but will start agitation and argument.

“This is to say that no one will go away with our mandate again but we will be meeting at the center,” he said.

He emphasized that the situation whereby Benue State was an orphan at the federal level for eight years should not occur again as the APC is in control at both levels again.

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