- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has taken credit for the election defeat of a former governor of the state and incumbent senator representing Benue north west, Senator Akume
- Ortom notes that Senator Akume deserves the humiliating defeat for playing God in Benue politics
- The Benue state governor described the senator’s defeat as an act of God
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said he has retired a former governor of the state and incumbent senator representing Benue north west, George Akume, as he promised to do.
Ortom made the statement when reacting to Akume’s defeat by the serving House of Representatives member representing Buruku constituency, Emmanuel Yisa Orker Jev, in six out of seven local government areas of the state, The New Telegraph reports.
The governor stated that Akume deserved the humiliating defeat for playing God in Benue politics. He described the senator’s defeat as an act of God.
“I have never told you something and it never comes to pass. I told you I will retire Senator Akume in politics and it has come to pass today. I speak from inspiration of God. People who play God should know that their end would be disastrous,” Ortom said.
“People who played God should know that their ends would be disastrous. I have read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and I know that anyone that tries God, including me, to share the glory of God can never survive. God is real, God is in heaven and earth. Psalm 24 said, the earth belongs to God and its fullness thereof.
“So when people begin to play God, they are taking the position of God, their end would be disastrous because you cannot share the glory of God,” Ortom stated. Akume, a former Minority Leader of the Senate from June 2011 to June 2015, fought immediate past Senate President, David Mark to become President of the Upper chamber of the National Assembly, but failed."
In another news report, Senator Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been defeated in the race for Akwa Ibom north senatorial district.
Resident electoral commissioner, Professor Peter Ogban, revealed this in his declaration that Christopher Stephen Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the senator-elect of Akwa Ibom, Channels TV reports.
According to Ogban's declaration, Ekpeyong polled 118,215 votes to floored Akpabio who scored 83,158 votes.
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