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By Christiana Ekpa
The Benue Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives on Wednesday condemned and rejected in totality the calls for a state of emergency in the state canvassed by the Benue APC Elders Forum led by the minister of special duties and inter governmental affairs, Sen. Goerge Akume.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, the leader of the group Hon. Mark Gbillah, called on Akume to immediately withdraw the call and apologise.
Gbillah flanked by his colleagues said “The attention of the Benue State People’s Democratic Party(PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives, has been drawn to a shocking press conference by the minister for special duties, Sen. George Akume, on Monday, 30th August 2023, in Abuja.
“The caucus, call on the leader of the All Progressives Congress in Benue, and indeed all stakeholders behind his onslaught against the government and people of Benue State, to retract the call for emergency in the state, for the interest of democracy and explore other means of resolving the nagging insecurity in the state.
“The caucus calls on President Muhammadu Buhari, to embrace his conscience, rise up and end the bloodletting caused by his kith and kin in Benue state, now.
“The caucus calls on the former governor of our state, Dr. George Akume, to retrace his steps and employ dialogue and amity with the governor of the state, His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom”