- The war of words between Senator George Akume and the Benue state government has continued unabated
- Senator Akume had challenged Governor Samuel Ortom to give account of his stewardship in the state
- The special adviser to the Benue state governor on media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, has responded
The special adviser to the Benue state governor on media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, has challenged Senator George Akume to account for the N2 billion he allegedly misappropriated towards the end of his second tenure as governor of the state.
Agerzua spoke in Makurdi on Tuesday, October 9, while reacting to Senator Akume's recent outing, challenging Governor Samuel Ortom to give account of his stewardship.
He reminded Senator Akume to account for the 2 billion he misappropriated at the time of his exit from office in 2007 when he went on to contest for the position of Senate president and failed.
Agerzua advised Benue people to consider Akume as a liquor induced personality who has arrogated to himself powers belonging to God.
He referred to Senator Akume as a confused man who while presenting his profile at the Senate chamber contradicted himself by saying he became governor in 1949 and 1979.
According to him, Senator Akume is jittery because he knows the people of Benue North West are already prepared to retire him come 2019.
Meanwhile, Governor Ortom has warned that nothing must happen to the N14.9 billion Paris club funds due to the state.
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The governor was reacting to rumours that N4 billion had been deducted from the money, days after the federal government ordered the recall of the second tranche of the funds.
“We hope that the rumour remains a mere rumour. Nothing must happen to the N14.9 billion the federal government recalled from Benue state accounts,” a statement sent to Legit.ng by the governor's spokesman, Terver Akase warned.
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