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JUST IN: Fire razes APC chieftain's residence in Benue

JUST IN: Fire razes APC chieftain's residence in Benue

I did that because of the happenings in the party in my zone.“The crisis is over deputy governorship nomination which some people like John Ochoga, Simon Shango, and Tilley Gyado are insisting on Samuel Ode while I as the leader of the party in the zone is told that it should go to Apa/Agatu.” The APC chieftain who said he was not leaving the party said that he was not suspecting anybody, “but whoever that has done it is not far from a member of my party in the zone.Photo: John Charles 3rd August 2022 The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in Benue State assumed dangerous dimensions as arsonists early hours of Wednesday set ablaze the residence of a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Abubakar Usman, aka Young Alhaji in Otukpo, Benue State.

Alhaji Abubakar, a one-time senatorial candidate of Benue South had, a few days ago, displayed a mock coffin with a condolence register of APC at the front of his house.When contacted on the phone, Alhaji Abubakar, who confirmed the fire incident said that he personally placed the mock coffin to let the leadership of the party know that something is wrong with the party in the area.

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