Calm seem to have come in the Benue chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ), as the aggrieved governorship aspirants Hon. Emmanuel Jime and Sen. Joseph Waku have agreed to withdraw their court cases against the Benue state
governor, Samuel Ortom.
The decision to withdraw as a result of lobbying of the aggrieved governorship aspirants to withdraw their cases by the National leadership of the party.
The national leadership of the party, led by its Northern National Vice Chairman, Shuibu Lawan, had held a closed door meeting with the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and four other APC governors which include: Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Nasarawa state governor Tanko Al-Makura, Plateau state governor Simon Lalong and Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
Addressing the newsmen last night after the closed door meeting, Speaker House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, said: “Benue has always presented itself as a highly enlightened political community and I must say they have once again proved this action.
He said before APC took over the Benue narrative has always been a negative one, adding that no sacrifice can be to much on the part of the political gladiators in the state.
Senator Joseph Waku and Hon. Emmanuel Jime had gone to court to challenge the illegibility of the governor to contest the election having just decamped from the PDP to APC three days before the primaries and this matter has been a matter of contention in the at ate and has severally threatened the party’s unity.