Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom on Media and Publicity has described the socio-cultural organisation called Tiv Youth Council as charlatans and nonexistent in Benue State.
Akase who was responding to the group’s allegation that Governor Ortom was pushing for the removal of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the allegation he said was false as the Governor has no problem with Ayu.
The Media Aide said the group is made up of APC youths who have been assigned the role of attack dogs.
“It is pertinent to first establish clearly that there is no socio-cultural organization in Benue State known as ‘Tiv Youth Council’. The charlatans who issued the published trash of a statement in Abuja yesterday alleging that Governor Samuel Ortom is pushing for the removal of the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, are misguided All Progressives Congress, APC youths who have been assigned the role of attack dogs. Part of their job is fueling disharmony within the PDP.”
Also, Akase said members of the group survive through mischief and insults. “The APC youth group in question insults people for a living. Theirs is a perfidious political enterprise which thrives on blackmail, mischief and the stirring of acrimony for survival.”
“Governor Samuel Ortom has no problem with the PDP National Chairman, Senator Ayu. The party is already working to resolve the issues of concern within its fold and won’t be needing the input of APC.
“Their attempt to portray Governor Ortom as one who fights other illustrious Benue sons is such a lame-duck and nauseating reasoning. The Governor as an effective team player has supported and is still supporting many Benue people to grow and occupy high positions in the society. He believes in human capital development and redefining Benue State’s place in the national politics of our country.
Source: Press Statement by Terver Akase, Media Aide to Governor Ortom