- Says Benue will bounce back with APC
From Scholastica Onyeka, Makurdi
Senator George Akume, leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), explained why the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lost the recent Governorship and State Assembly elections in Benue State.
In a statement to reporters, Akume cited the people’s anger as the reason behind the PDP’s defeat, stating that “politics is about the interest of the people, and when the people are not happy, they speak.”
He further described the election of Rev Fr. Hyacinth Alia as a new dawn and expressed confidence that Benue state would experience progress, development, and prosperity under an APC government.
Akume also stated that the incoming Governor has an elaborate plan to tackle the issues that have plagued the state, including deficiencies in essential amenities, healthcare services, and educational performance. As Benue is an agricultural state, Akume revealed that the new Governor would collaborate with the Asiwaju/Shettima administration to boost agricultural development.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting a smooth election and thanked the people of Benue for speaking out with one voice. Additionally, Akume expressed his excitement about the people’s expectations for the new government and assured that the APC administration would live up to those aspirations.
During his interview, Akume wore a T-shirt with the inscription “Never Bite the Hand….” and stated that the press should give meaning and purpose to it.