A group known as Zone B of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Youth Agenda has described the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume, as a liability without any political value.
The group made the remark while insisting that Akume’s claims that he lost his re-election to the Senate due to his support for President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Ephriam Tartenger, the group insisted that Akume’s claim was false.
Tartenger said contrary to Akume’s claim; the Minister is weighing down Buhari.
“The truth is that Akume has been the one weighing down President Buhari in Benue State by virtue of his unpopularity.
“Akume is a liability to the APC. He is the singular reason the party lost Benue. If he is allowed to hold sway, the party will fare no better in 2023.”
The group said people of Benue State are defecting from the APC due to Akume’s anti-people interest.
The group also accused the former governor of Benue State of promoting selfish interest, greed and lust for money through acts of extortion from Benue people.
“In 2019, President Buhari scored better in the elections than Senator Akume,” the group added.
Akume a liability without political value to Buhari – Benue APC group