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APC crisis: Akume remains leader – NASS Benue caucus reveal 

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Assembly caucus in Benue State stated that Sen George Akume remains the party leader in the state and as well debunked claims that there are two factions of the party in the state.

FIDELINFO reports that there has been a chaos following the face-off between the state Governor, Rev fr Hyacinth Alia and Sen George Akume who is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation

Both Alia and Akume are battling for the leadership of the party structure in the state.

But the NASS caucus in a statement issued on Monday by Hon Philip Agbese, who is the joint spokesman of the NASS, said Benue APC has no faction.

Agbese said, those making such claims are “desperate comedians who are struggling for roles in Nollywood.”

The lawmakers said Akume remains the leader of the party in Benue as far as the APC’s doctrine and philosophy were concerned because he is still the higher political office holder in the state

The lawmakers reckoned that as long as the party’s constitution and National Working Committee, NWC, were concerned, Austin Agada who was earlier sacked by his ward, remained the state chairman.

The current Secretary to the Government of the Federation Sen George Akume who has been governor for eight years in Benue State, Senator for twelve years, Minister for four years is a man of integrity and I am wondering why Governor Alia who has barely spent a year in office wants to be equated with him Agbese said.

“We are true party men and doing things the unique way in line with the party’s doctrine of command, and that’s why members of the National Assembly Caucus are highly respected in our constituencies.

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