21st December, 2021
By Martha Agas
Governor Simon Lalong has called on major stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support Senator George Akume to be the National Chairman of the party.
Lalong made the call when he received the mobilisation team of Akume, led by the leader of the delegation, Sen. Jack Tilley-Gyado.
The governor expressed confidence in Akume’s capacity to lead the party if given the opportunity. In addition, he assured the team of his support.
Meanwhile, he advised the delegation to work hard not only for Akume’s victory but for the whole party.
Tilley-Gyado, the leader of the delegation explained that the support of the people of Plateau is as important as Benue state.
”Plateau is the big brother of Benue where the aspirant hails from,” he said.
He said Lalong’s tremendous goodwill and support contributed in the victory for the party in 2014 in Benue.
”Akume, who is currently the minister of Special duties and Inter Governmental Affairs, will not only consolidate the party’s hold in the North Central, but also across the entire country, giving his vast experience in politics and extensive network and connections.
”APC needs a strong leader like Akume to manage its activities for 2023 elections and ensure victory at all levels,” he said.