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15 Nov 2016

Our support for Gov Ortom not in doubt, says Benue APC chairman

Benue State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Abba Yaro, has dismissed insinuations that the state working committee of the party was holding secret meetings with Senator George Akume to dump Governor Samuel Ortom, ahead 2019 elections.

Speaking with newsmen in Makurdi, he said if such move was being hatched by anybody, it would fail, as Akume and Ortom, as well as the party would continue to work together to clinch victory in all elections.
“I know that the relationship between Senator Akume and Ortom is still very cordial and both are grass-root mobilisers that have un-breakable relationship. So, if any group is ganging upagainst them, it means they are just making a caricature of themselves.
“As a party, we are cordial and we do not have any problem with the government we put in power. It is our government and we do not have problems with it at all. Whatever the governor, who is leading the government does, he tells me that this is what they want to do. We are always rubbing minds. Even when there is need to disagree we disagree, but in the end, we work together Yaro said.”

He berated those questioning the siting of the project in Guma local government area saying: “Is Guma not in Benue? Guma is in Benue State and not in Nasarawa. If farmers can shift their produce from Ushongo or Katsina- Ala to Guma to cargo their goods, I think it is not bad.”

Yaro said the postponement of the local council poll in the state was due to lack of money, adding that as soon as the economy improved, the election would hold, an overwhelming victory by his party.
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