Benue APC crisis: Tor Tiv reconciles Gov Alia, SGF Akume in Gboko

Alia and Akume

The Paramount ruler of the Tiv Nation, HRM Professor James Ayatse, has brokered a peace deal between Governor Hyacinth Alia and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Senator George Akume.

The reconcilation took place at Tor Tiv Palace in Gboko on Monday night .

Governor Alia was accompanied to the reconciliation meeting by former Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) National chairman Chief Barnabas Gemade while Senator Akume was accompanied by Senator Jack Gyado and National Assembly members from the State , including Chief Titus Zam( Benue North West); Asema Achado (Gwer+ Gwer West ) and Minister of Water Resources Joseph Utsev.

The meeting, which stretched late into the night, held under closed doors. It was later open to other political actors and newsmen . Alia and Akume shook hands and embraced before Tor Tiv and the public signalling acceptance of the reconciliation deal. But the terms of the deal have not been made public. Governor Alia’s faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) has already set up another Secretariat headed by Omakolo as chairman while Senator George Akume and the National Secretariat of the APC recognised Austine Agada as the chairman in Benue state. Details later…Nation


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