PDP national chairman predicts Akume’s return to party
National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, has predicted that the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, would soon return to the party.
He made the prediction in Gboko, the ancestral home of the Tiv nation, yesterday, during a ceremony to welcome House of Representatives member for Gboko/Tarka constituency, John Dyegh, to PDP.
He said: “Your lost son, George Akume, is coming back to the PDP. I am saying this based on what I know.”
He said concerning Akume, a former governor of the state and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North Central: “I earlier prophesied that Akume would hold a broom (APC’s symbol) and he did. Now, I am prophesying that he will come back to the PDP.
“When he comes back, do not reject him but make sure you rehabilitate him because where he is now, he is not thinking straight. He was a lost son, a prodigal son. Only rehabilitate him and make sure he thinks proper.”
Ayu noted that Dyegh was a prodigal son who has seen the light and returned home, urging PDP to receive him and accord him the necessary support.
On his part, Governor Samuel Ortom maintained that APC had failed Dyegh and others, assuring that they would all be treated fairly.