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Benue APC passes vote of confidence in Tinubu, Shetimma, others

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By Titus Atondu, Makurdi

The Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has passed a vote of confidence on the Executive Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr Dr. Hyacinth Alia and his deputy, Barr. Dr Sam Ode, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Senator Dr George Akume.

In a communique issued at the end of the Benue State APC Executive Committee Meeting held on the 11th January, 2024 at the headquarters of the party Secretariat in Makurdi the state capital, the party Chairman Comrade Austin Agada on Thursday thanked all members of the psrtt their continuous support and urged them to be law abiding and keep faith with the administration of Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.

It stated that the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the state is alarmed at the spate of suspensions by unauthorised people in the State and different arms of the party at the local Government level.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the party has a working constitution, rules and procedures to which suspension process has to be followed. Even when the suspension is carried out using the right procedures, it must be ratified by the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party before it can be announced and effected accordingly.

“Furthermore, the Party urges all aggrieved members to channel their grievances and complaints to the appropriate party organs in accordance with the party’s constitution.

“The party warns unauthorised members and Officials to desist forthwith, from issuing unauthorised suspension letters without recourse to the appropriate authority as failure to do so will attract sanctions.

“We urge all Local Government Party Chairmen and Stakeholders to stop party meetings and activities that will foment crises in their areas. Permissions must be sought for properly from the State Working Committee (SWC) before carrying out any party activity and meeting henceforth.

”All suspensions issued thus far are hereby nullified.”

The party also warned party leaders, stakeholders and members to avoid heating up the polity, and allow the party’s internal crisis management mechanism to sort out all issues.

“This will enable us to consolidate on the achievements of the APC led government in the State,” the Communique read.

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