Benue APC defends choice of Ortom, Gemade as candidates

Senate Minority Leader George Akume has defended the choice of Dr. Samuel Ortom as the Benue State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.
He described him as a patriot and community man, who is concerned about the plight of the people.
Akume also justified the choice of Senator Barnabas Gemade as the flag bearer of the  party in Benue District.

Senator Akume made the disclosure at the flag off of the APC campaigns at the RCM Primary School, Zaki-Biam, Ukum local government area.
The former governor said, having worked closely with the former Minister of State, Industry, Trade, and Investment, he and other leaders had noticed his passions for development.

He said, although it was the consensus of the people that the next governor should come from the Minda geopolitical axis,  he subscribed to the position of the late Senator J S Tarka that both the Tor Tiv and Governor should not come from the same lineage at the same time.
Senator Akume denied claims that he hated a particular group among the Tiv, saying he loved the entire people and cannot discriminate against them.

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