By Aare Abiodun Oluwarotimi
The acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Hon. Benjamin Omakolo today shunned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume while addressing the press on Sunday.
During the press conference, Omakolo who described Governor Alia as the leader of the All Progressive Congress in Benue state didn’t mention Akume’s name while reaffirming his loyalty and confidence to President Bola Tinubu, Governor Hyacinth Alia, Speaker Aondona Dajoh and local government caretaker chairmen.
His words: “I hereby reaffirm my loyalty and confidence in the National leadership of the APC, the federal government under President Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the government of Benue State under His Excellency, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia, the Benue state House of Assembly under Speaker Aondona Dajoh, representatives at the state and national level as well as local government caretaker committees”
Meanwhile, the acting Chairman promised that the party leadership under his watch will respect all party members and equally show reverence to constituted authorities in a bid to foster good relationship within the party in the state.
According to the Chairman, his emergence is a major intervention by the State Executive Committee of the APC under the watch of Governor Hyacinth Iormem Alia, to bring the party back to the path of peace and tranquility.
Hon. Omakolo, who described the APC under his watch as one with a renewed commitment to due process, said he has rescinded the suspensions of the member representing Makurdi North at the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon Berger Alfred Emberga, Secretary to the Government of Benue State, Prof Joseph Alakali, Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Dr. Dennis Akura, Mr. Vitalis Utor, Mr. Zachariah Peven, Mr. Joseph Kongo, Mr. Homga Terwase, Awambe Celestine as well as Mr. Tyegh Steven, which were supervised by the suspended chairman, Hon. Austin Agada.
He described the APC as the most progressive party in Nigeria, saying it is the only viable political organization currently in Benue State, a feat he said, has been made possible by the painstaking efforts of the party’s frontiers.