- Benue state publicity secretary for the All Progressives Congress has resigned
- Agbo Terkula resigned both his membership of the party and the position he occupied
- He said APC controlled federal government did not represent the interests and yearnings of the people of the state
The publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue, Agbo Terkula, has resigned both his membership of the party and the position he occupied.
In a letter of resignation, dated Wednesday, July 18, 2018, addressed to the state chairman of the party, Terkula claimed the APC controlled federal government did not represent the interests and yearnings of the people of the 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. He added that some of the reckless comments by top political appointees of the federal government had exacerbated the killings.
Terkula 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, Senator. George Akume, for giving him the opportunity to serve the party.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the governor of Benue and Rivers states, Samuel Ortom and Nyesom Wike met with the Senate president Bukola Saraki in Ilorin, the Kwara state.
The trio also attended the Fidau Prayer for Late Alhaja Aishat Baraje, Mother of Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, a senior member of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (APC).
Their meeting in Kwara follows speculation that Ortom may defect to the Peoples Democratic Party after he announced his exit from the APC.
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