APC Summons Ortom, Akume To Abuja
The leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday summoned Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, and George Akume, a former governor of the state, to Abuja for an “urgent meeting.
The duo are the main actors in the tussle for leadership of the Benue chapter of the APC.
According to NAN, a source said Lawal Shu’aibu, Deputy National Chairman (North) of the APC, reached out to both men on Monday night.
The meeting followed an announcement by governor Ortom that he was pulling out of the party.
However, the Benue State Governor, failed to attend the peace parley on Tuesday.
Only Akume was at the meeting which lasted for about two hours. Ortom was said to have stayed back in Makurdi.
At the end of the meeting, Shuaibu walked with Akume to the latter’s car. The former Governor was silent on what had been discussed.
Speaking, Shuaibu who was mandated by the party to deal with the situation, said the party was eager to ensure reconciliation.
The peace meeting followed Ortom’s announcement that he was no longer with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).