Akume fell under Benue people’s might-Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State, Senator George Akume dared the might of Benue people and paid for it.
The Governor spoke today at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi during an interview with newsmen.
He stated that Senator Akume who had boasted before the Presidential and National Assembly elections that he would use federal might to win the polls incurred the anger of Benue people who rejected him and his party, APC.
The Governor stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which is aware of the power of the people’s votes would emerge victorious in the Governorship and State Assembly elections.
The Governor expressed disappointment with Senator Akume who he noted, led other APC members and instead of staging a peaceful celebration of President Buhari’s victory, went on rampage destroying billboards of PDP, raided shops and blocked major roads in Makurdi metropolis.
He called for examination of senator Akume’s character stressing that the former governor’s vow to destabilize the state during and after the elections would be resisted.
Governor Ortom advised Benue youths who accompanied Senator Akume to destroy campaign materials of PDP to desist forthwith as their conduct was capable of truncating their future.
He called on Benue people to remain calm as the matter had already been reported to security agencies, advising innocent citizens of the state against resorting to reprisals but rather report to security personnel where their rights were being infringed upon.
While describing the outcome of last Saturday’s election as relatively peaceful, Governor Ortom commended people of the state for conducting themselves peacefully, urging them to sustain the gesture in the March 9 elections.