Benue APC in crisis as Oshiomhole rejects Dickson Akoh, backs Dan Onjeh as Jime’s deputy


“For the Igede people, they also want the deputy governorship slot zoned to Oju because the former deputy governor of the state, Lawani is of the Idoma extraction.

Also, the late Prince Ogiri Ajene, who deputized Akume hailed from Adum East in Obi Local Government Area of the state.

“Osho Baba insisted on Onjeh because he doesn’t want him to go to court over the outcome of the last senatorial primary election of the party where he lost to Lawani.

“But Akume is also insisting that Sam Odeh should be picked.

“There is a brewing war that might implode our party,” the source told Newsmen.

Reacting to the development, the Publicity Director of the party in Benue, Apeh Peterhot, insisted that there was no crisis in the APC.

According to Apeh, all the people suggested were qualified to deputize Jime.

“Well, there is no crisis in the APC. We are one family and such a thing cannot tear us apart. Akoh is qualified and has truly paid his dues and I think he is fit for the job.

“So also every other person.

“For now, we are still consulting on that, we are yet to arrive at any conclusion. But I can assure you that there is no crisis in the APC in Benue,” Apeh told Newsmen.


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