Secretary of Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, denied any disagreement between himself and State Governor, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia.
He emphasized that the ruling All Progressive Congress in Benue State would not allow anyone to take the party’s mandate.
Speaking at a stakeholders meeting in Government House, Makurdi, Akume asserted his loyalty to the state at the federal level.
He further stated that the APC was committed to maintaining peace and unity within its ranks. It should be noted that former governor Samuel Ortom, elected on the APC platform in 2015, later joined the Peoples Democratic Party in 2018.
However, Akume, who spoke through his representative, said, “The SGF said he is your (governor’s) eyes in Abuja. He appreciates the work you have done so far. In a situation like this, there must be problems but they are being solved.
“The party is determined to ensure unity of purpose among the members and he (Akume) emphasised that no one will go away with our mandate anymore and we will do our best to ensure that the marriage continues.
“There is no issue with the governor and they have been relating well.”
While calling on party members to come together, the former governor of the state warned political jobbers to refrain from creating enmity among party members.
Governor Alia expressed gratitude to the party for their trust and pledged to work tirelessly to restore the state’s glory.