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Benue: Akume makes clarifications on alleged problem with Gov Alia

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Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Sen.George Akume has stated that there is no outstanding issue between him and the State Governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia.

Speaking at the weekend in Gboko during the burial of an elder statesman and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Haar Orpin, Akume said the people of Benue will benefit so much from a collaboration between him and the governor.

Akume who was represented by Chief Simon Shango at the occasion, acknowledged that the deceased, Chief Orpin who was a member of the APC elders’ forum, stood by him throughout his lifetime.

He regretted that he passed away at a period in which his wise counsel was most needed and prayed God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest.

In his remarks, Gov. Alia expressed happiness over the SGF’s declaration that there was no crisis between them and promised that he would continue to work peacefully with the SGF for the interest of the state.

Alia described the deceased, Chief Orpin as a unifier and devout Christian who lived a life of peace and his attitude was a compass for the APC.

He said the deceased elder statesman fostered unity among his immediate community of Jemgbagh, acknowledging that his posture of operating an open door policy is part of his wise counsel.

According to Alia, working in synergy with the SGF and other political leaders in the state to ensure speedy development of the state is his target.

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