Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Benue Alliance for Democracy (BAfD) says that the people of Benue state will reject the plans by the minister for special duties and intergovernmental affairs, Senator George Akume to bring his stooge, Reverend Father Alia as governor of the state in 2023.
The group added that the duo of Akume and Alia are both “useful idiots” in the hands of fulani people who have been using them to destroy Benue state despite that they were the first to reject him when he vied for the office of the Senate president during the 8th Senate.
The group recalled how the Northern Oligarchs after describing Akume as “Dan Giya” which means a drunkard said in 2015 that the man (Akume) who has always shown the attributes of a traitor, betraying his people for peanuts and unmerited political favours is not someone they could trust with a high position such as a Senate president.
The group in a statement signed by its president, Comrade Ternenge Bendega also said that the disputed governorship candidate of the APC, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia will also be rejected since he is coming as governor to do the wishes of Fulani killers.
Reacting to comments made by Akume against Governor Samuel Ortom at the flag-off of governorship election campaigns of the APC in Gboko yesterday, Benue Alliance for Democracy said that it’s sad that the leaders of the opposition party in Benue which is a Christian state are embracing a Muslim-Muslim ticket of Bola Tinubu and Kassim Shettima.
According to the statement, Akume who had no single motion or bill to his name in 12 years at the Senate does not qualify to criticize anyone on leadership. The group added that he did nothing in eight years as governor of Benue State and could not also construct even a single road to anywhere. “His government was enmeshed in deep corruption” said the statement.
The group also accused Akume of running the worst administration in the history of Benue State with nothing good to remember him for. “He was rejected by the people of Zone B in 2019 and will be rejected again with his Islamic agenda this year” it noted.
Saying that Benue people, like other Nigerians have made up their minds to reject the Fulani occupation agenda known as Muslim-Muslin ticket, the group said that anyone campaigning for Tinubu and Shetima is wasting his time inflating a flat tyre.
The group expresses shock and disappointment that Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia being a Catholic priest is the one championing the Islamization agenda and takeover of Benue lands by Fulanis.
The group however urged the people of Benue state to reject Akume, Alia and the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket, saying that they don’t truly represent what the state needs to build on the legacy of Governor Samuel Ortom.
The statement reads in parts:
“We read with disgust the comments of the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume while campaigning in Gboko two days ago where he launched a verbal attack on the administration of Governor Samuel Ortom and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“Akume’s utterances smacked of someone who is riding a sick horse (APC) and is not sure of getting to his destination. His attack on the PDP government is a clear pointer to the fact that he and his Miyetti Allah party have nothing with which to campaign. He is aware that 2023 is the end of his inglorious and infamous political career and the best way for him is to ceaselessly insult PDP directly or through sponsored mercenaries.
“Benue people, like other Nigerians have made up their minds to reject the Fulani occupation agenda known as Muslim-Muslin ticket. Anyone campaigning for Tinubu and Shetima is wasting his time inflating a flat tyre.
“And that fake man called Hyacinth Alia ought to know that as a priest of the Catholic Church (though suspended), we are shocked and disappointed that he is the one championing the Islamization agenda and takeover of Benue lands by Fulanis.
“We, the people of the state will respond to him at the appropriate time. But before then, he must be made to understand that he is a traitor. His acts of betrayal by taking money from some Fulani governors with a promise to give their people free access to lands will be met with humiliating rejection!
“Back to George Akume. The man who had no single motion or bill to his name in 12 years at the Senate does not qualify to criticize anyone on leadership. He did nothing in eight years as governor of Benue State. He could not construct even a single road to anywhere. His government was enmeshed in deep corruption.
“Akume ran the worst administration in the history of Benue State with nothing good to remember him for. He was rejected by the people of Zone B in 2019 and will be rejected again with his Islamic agenda this year.
Akume and Alia are only ‘useful idiots’ in the hands of Fulani. He has forgotten so soon that the Northern elites were the first to reject him when he vied for the position of Senate President during the 8th Senate. The Fulani hegemony particularly said the man they described as “Dan Giya” which means drunkard in Hausa was not fit to preside over activities at such a hallowed chamber. The Oligarchs said the man who has always shown the attributes of a traitor, betraying his people for peanuts and unmerited political favours is not someone they could trust with a high position.
George Akume thinks only about himself and his family when power is concerned; That is why after 12 years in the National Assembly, he is insisting that his wife Regina must go to the House Reps. As far as it benefits him, Akume romances with enemies of Benue State, but whenever he gets power, he hardly uses it to benefit his people. It is no longer news that the Fulani hegemony has always gone beyond limit to put hurdles on the way of any Tiv man. They are using Akume now against Governor Ortom.
It is obvious that Akume was not satisfied with the humiliation he suffered in 2019 and wants to taste a little more of the sour soup this year. Benue people are ready with their PVCs to serve APC pepper!