Senate minority leader, George Akume has lauded Nigerians, particularly Benue indigenes for voting the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections.
Akume who won re-election, in a statement yesterday urged Nigerians to remain calm and vote for APC in the April 11 governorship and state assembly elections to enable the party liberate the country from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He particularly called on Benue people to vote for Dr Samuel Orton, the APC governorship candidate.
“My fellow Benue brothers and sisters, I wish to thank and appreciate you over the outcome of the March 28, 2015 Presidential and National Assembly elections. On that day, you thronged out to the polling units to speak to Nigeria and the world to the effect that you were tired of the chains imposed on you in the last eight years of the present PDP-led government in Benue State.
“Armed with your Permanent Voter Cards,, you waited tirelessly on the queue to cast your votes for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Indeed, the results of your votes have vindicated your wishes. The APC overwhelmingly won the majority of the seats in the National Assembly throwing out the PDP.
“Along with the rest of Nigeria, you voted for change in the presidential election and returned General Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the presidential election. While commending and applauding your heroism, I wish to advice that we remain calm as we approach the April 11, 2015 Governorship and State Assembly elections. On that day, we will vote Chief Dr. Samuel Ortom and members of the State Assembly on the platform of the APC.
“At this point, may I invite all progressive minded compatriots within all other political parties to join us in the APC as we reconnect Benue State to the centre point of national politics and development. My special appreciation goes to INEC, security services and all national and state agencies who worked tirelessly and selflessly to produce credible, transparent and peaceful elections,” Akume noted.

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