Monday, 29 June 2015

Tsav: Akume Responsible for #Benue #APC Crisis

Former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to hold Senator George Akume accountable if the party loses the Benue State governorship seat to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the ongoing tribunal sitting.

Tsav said this while addressing journalists in Makurdi yesterday on the Edo court ruling which upturned APC’s win and gave victory to the PDP on grounds of faulty candidate nomination.

He maintained that the party and people of Benue would not forgive Akume if a similar thing occurs in the state.

“Akume encouraged impunity and lack of internal democracy in the state chapter of the party. I urge leadership of the party at the national level to investigate the role of Akume in the emergence of Ortom as APC governorship candidate, having lost the primaries in PDP,” he said.

The former police commissioner said the election cases already decided by courts showed that the state governorship might slip away as a result of invalid nomination of party candidates. 

He therefore recommended stiff punishment by the party leadership against Akume if found culpable at the end of investigation. 

“Ortom was PDP gubernatorial candidate until he lost the primaries in the party and out of desperation to be governor of Benue, quickly switched over to the APC,” Tsav added.

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