2023: Akume Admits Failure Of APC Govt. To Secure Nigerians

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By Jakaya Unamtor, Makurdi.

Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume has admitted the failure of the APC government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to provide security for Nigerians.

Akume who was speaking at Igbor, Gwer-East Local Government Area (LGA) of the state on Tuesday during an event in honour of Ambassador Yonov Agah, lamented that Nigerians were being butchered daily like wild animals.

He gave the example of the killings in Benue State.

“There is nothing in Benue but bloodshed; there’s a lot of bloodshed; the blood of human beings. See what’s happening now, it’s more fearful than before. Each day we wake up, people are being butchered like wild animals”, Akume stated.

Even as he admitted that the security situation in the country has worsened in recent years, the Minister again absolved herdsmen of any blame regarding the killings in Benue State. According to Akume, what is happening in Benue is largely caused by communal clashes in which the people have been killing themselves only to turn round and accuse Fulani herders.

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Akume urged Benue people to go for continuous voter registration to elect leaders of their choice in next year’s elections.

“The only thing you need to do to change all these is to ensure you are registered in the ongoing Voters’ Registration Exercise being embarked upon by the National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).”

The former Benue Governor described Agah as a major asset and a blessing to the people of the state; one who would develop the state, for the benefit of the people.

Earlier, Ambassador Agah, Director General/Chief Negotiator, Nigeria Office, Trade Negotiation Council, said, he had returned to the state to offer his experience in developing it but not to contest elections.

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