The Benue chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed
Benjamin Omakolo, as its acting chairman, pending the outcome of the court case against Austin Agada, the suspended chairman.
Governor Hyacinth Alia stated this when he addressed stakeholders at the Government House, Markudi, on Thursday.
Mr Alia said the suspension of Mr Agada had created a vacuum in the State Working Committee of the party.
He said his suspension by his Ehaje Ward I leadership, which was later followed by a court injunction, was worrisome.
Mr Alia said the State Executive Committee of the party had endorsed the appointment of Omakolo as the acting chairman, pending the determination of the court case against Mr Agada.
He called on all party faithful to support Mr Omakolo as he assumed the role of acting APC chairman.
Earlier, the State APC organising secretary, James Ornguga, said the party was in disarray following the suspension of Agada as the chairman.
He said Mr Alia, as the party’s leader, had the constitutional power to preside over the meeting to appoint a replacement.
The Benue House of Assembly speaker, Aondona Dajoh, urged the entire APC family in the state to support the acting chairman in succeeding.
Mr Dajoh stated that all 20 APC lawmakers supported appointing a replacement for Mr Agada.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Omakolo promised to unite the party and strategically placed it in a position to win more elections in the future.
Source: Peoples Gazette
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