JUST IN: Police Take Over APC Secretariat in Benue

JUST IN: Police Take Over APC Secretariat in Benue

  • For the second time in April, police officials have taken over the APC secretariat in Makurdi, the capital of Benue state
  • It was gathered that officers of the anti-riot squad were seen all over the Austin Agada-led secretariat of the ruling party in Benue
  • Reports also have it that Okada riders said to be loyal to the Benjamin Omakolo-led faction of the APC were seen everywhere around the secretariat

Benue - Anti-riot police operatives have taken over Comrade Austin Agada-led All Progressive Congress (APC) Secretariat in Makurdi, Benue state capital.

There are two APC secretariats in Makurdi. While one is controlled by Agada, Benjamin Omakolo takes charge of the other.

The Agada-led APC State Working Committee (SWC) slated Friday 19 to inaugurate members of the zoning committee for the forthcoming council polls at the secretariat.

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But as early as 6 am anti-riot policemen moved their trucks and blocked all access leading to the Secretariat.

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The Nation reports that there was confusion as Okada riders believed to be loyal to the Benjamin Omakolo-led APC State Working Committee, which the Chief Of Staff Paul Biam described as the original APC, took over the scene.

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The party also passed a vote of confidence in the president and Vice President Kashim Shettima.

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The leader of the party stakeholders, Senator Tilley Gyado, said the leadership of Bola Tinubu would guide the nation to a new life of posterity, unity, and dismissive development.

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The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Benue state, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia, has been declared winner of the governorship election in Benue state.

The APC candidate was declared winner of the election following results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Catholic priest was closely followed while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Titus Uba.

The top contenders in Benue include Rt. Hon. Titus Tyoapine Uba of the PDP, Rt. Hon. Herman Iorwase Hembe of Labour Party and APC’s Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Iormem.

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