Mr Tsav, who announced his defection in Guma, stated that he was defecting”after amassing financial inducement aimed at stopping me from defecting.”

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He, however, didn’t say who offered the said inducement. At a speech at the occasion, Senator George Akume accused Governor Samuel Ortom of handling individuals displaced by the current violence”very poorly”, stating that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), were considerably better in neighboring Nasarawa state. In his remarks, the APC governorship candidate at the state, Emmanuel Jime, contested Ortom to some public discussion on the best way best to deliver decent government and enhance security in Benue.

Jime promised that he would serve a single term of four decades, but would replicate the development strides of their first civilian governor of the state, late Aper Aku, in this interval. He appealed to Benue individuals to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), to enable them pick the leaders who may best protect their interests.

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