Benue APC appoints Omakolo as acting state chairman

By Henry Ibya, Makurdi

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Benue State chapter, yesterday, announced Benjamin Omakolo as replacement for the vacancy created as a result of the suspension by the Ehaje 1 ward executive committee and subsequent court injunction restraining the embattled former chairman Austin Agada from parading himself as state chairman of the party in Benue State.

Governor Alia who disclosed the party’s decision after a meeting he held at Government House Makurdi with State Executive Committee members of the party and key stakeholders in zone C said the position became necessary following request by the stakeholders who also mounted pressure and recommended a replacement that the vacant office be filled in order to save the party from further crisis and also keep it going.

“In order to reduce the pressure and to also stop the party from facing further troubles, I was left with no other choice having heard from the stakeholders than to direct Benjamin Omakolo, the state welfare secretary of the party step in as the acting state Chairman, pending the out come of the court case instituted against the chairman” governor Alia explained.

Governor Alia

In an opening address James Ornguga, the state organizing secretary who spoke on behalf of other members of the state executive committee, informed the governor that the APC in the state was going through turbulent times as a result of the vacuum created following the suspension and subsequent court injunction restraining its former Chairman Austin Agada from parading himself as Chairman

He urged the governor to use his good office as leader of the party in the state to fill the vacant office to stop the party from sinking further.

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