Benue: Why Akume is after me – Gov. Ortom reiterates

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has warned Senator from the
North Western part of the state, Goerge Akume against godfatherism in
the state.

Ortom warned that the type of godfatherism being practised in Lagos
State will not work in Benue State.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua,
the governor said Akume, who was a former governor of the state was
attacking him not because he had not performed but because he refused
to bow to godfatherism.

Ortom said this in reaction to a statement credited to Akume, where he
described his performance in office as abysmal.

Reacting, Ortom's aide said, "Akume's criticism of Governor Samuel
Ortom has nothing to do with performance but everything to do with
Ortom's refusal to be subservient and be subjugated to his (Akume's)
whims.

"It has become a trend for Nigerian godfathers to suffocate their
godchildren for failing to be totally slavish to them.

"This is unfortunate of godfathers who see themselves as gods as it
happened in Lagos State.

"Unfortunately for Akume, he failed to achieve the same selfish dreams
for Ortom in like manner."

Ortom had earlier accused Akume of embezzling the sum of N2bn from the
state treasury.

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