Ortom, Akume Disagree Over Attack On PDP Billboards In Benue

Samuel Ortom and George Akume

 

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and Senator George Akume have disagreed over the attack on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) billboard in Benue State.

Governor Ortom had accused Senator Akume of propelling the youths to embark on the destruction of PDP campaign materials after he lost his senatorial seat.

But the Senator has responded to the allegations saying he did not authorise the tearing down of posters and billboards belonging to any politician in the state.

He said was out to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s grand victory in a motorcade, during which an overwhelming number of his fans queued behind him in the celebration galore.

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He strongly condemns the alleged destruction of posters and billboards by zealous unidentified persons describing such actions as primitive, barbaric and unnecessary in modern-day democracy.

Senator Akume called for peace and orderliness amongst party supporters urging his fans in particular not to be deterred by the injustice meted out to the party in the just concluded election.

He assured that the liberation of Benue is an all-important project and all hands must be on deck to achieving it.

PDP’s Orker Jev Defeats APC’s Akume To Win Benue North West Senatorial Seat

George Akume

 

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Emmanuel Orker Jev has defeated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) George Akume to win the Benue North West Senatorial seat.

Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Nicodemus Ochai, made the announcement on Tuesday.

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Mr. Jev who is also the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on FCT,  polled 157, 726 to beat the APC leader in the state, George Akume who polled 115,422.

The totally valid votes cast are 287, 028.