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Thursday, July 19, 2018

APC publicity secretary in Benue State dumps party

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom
The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Mr Agbo Terkula, has resigned both his membership of the party and the position he occupied.

Recall that Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom had earlier declared that he had been given a "red card" by the APC leadership and therefore free to discuss his next move with any political party.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a letter of resignation, dated Wednesday, July, 2018, and addressed to the state chairman of the party, Terkula alleged that the APC controlled federal government did not represent the interests and yearnings of the people of Benue State.

“The APC which controls the government at the centre does not represent the yearnings and aspirations of the people of Benue state,” he said.

He regretted the unprovoked killings of rural farmers by herdsmen and the displacement of farmlands and the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) in the state.

Terkula added that some of the reckless comments by top political appointees of the federal government had exacerbated the killings.

He claimed overtures had been made to him not to resign his membership of the party but stated that to remain in the party would amount to “trading his life and conscience and the future of the state”.

The former Publicity Secretary, however, thanked the APC leader in the state, Sen. George Akume, for giving him the opportunity to serve the party.

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