The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has accused a serving Senator, George Akume of using a wanted terrorist, Terwase Akwaza, also known as Gana to rig the just concluded general elections in the state.
Naija News understands that the governor made the revelation after a Pro Buhari group (BMO) blamed him for the Inter-states and Fulani herdsmen crises in the state.
The governor alleged that Akume met with Gana before the commencement of the just concluded elections and the terrorists rigged the elections in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement by his Media Aide, Tever Akase, the governor also distanced himself from claims by the Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, that he had appointed Gana as one of his aides.
The statement by Akase reads partly: “In their bending over backwards to impress their sponsors, the BMO erroneously stated that Terwase Akwaza was Governor Ortom’s aide. Mr Akwaza, also known as Gana had at no time been appointed as an aide to the Governor. He was a key beneficiary of the amnesty programme initiated by the Ortom administration.
“However, the very moment he reneged and was accused of having a hand in the killing of the Governor’s former security aide, Denen Igbana, the police declared him wanted and the State Government immediately placed a reward of N20 million for anyone with information that could lead to his arrest. The reward still stands.
Source: Naija News