PDP, APC disagree on state of affairs in Benue
Benue State chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) have disagreed over the state of affairs in the state.
The Guardian learnt that the bone of contention followed the recent letter of complaint by the Governor Samuel Ortom’s administration asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs over alleged misappropriation of over N4.5 billion during his time as governor.
The PDP alleged that financial scandal which ranged from misappropriation of public funds, approval limit, abuse of office and public trust also included the sale of N33.4 million shares of the Benue Investment and Property Company (BIPC), amounting to billions of naira without due process, among other issues.
While the APC believed that the scuffle was part of strategies aimed at frustrating Akume’s emergence as National Chairman of the APC, the PDP said the former governor’s tenure was a wasteful era.