SUSWAM ACCUSES AKUME, AYU OF ANTI-PARTY ACTIVITIES
BENUE State Governor Gabriel Suswam has called on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to place sanctions on his predecessor, George Akume, for allegedly supporting a gubernatorial aspirant in another political grouping.
Suswam also urged the PDP leadership to extend similar sanctions on former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu, for also promoting the candidacy of the same politician and hurting the interest of the ruling party.
He said from media reports available to him, Akume and Ayu are fronting Prof. Steven Ugba, an academic, who is not a member of the PDP, to contest the Benue State governorship.
In a statement, Director of Media and Mobilisation to Gabriel Suswam Campaign Organisation, Tsenongo Abancha, said while Akume and Ayu have the right to support any aspirant, what they have done amounts to anti-party activity.
The governor said: 'While we accord the two gentlemen - Dr. Ayu and Senator Akume - their God-given right to support any candidate of their choice in whatever election, we are bothered about these actions because they bother on serious breaches of the PDP constitution'.
Suswam said: 'Given the personalities involved however, as well as the seriousness of the constitutional breaches involved, we wish to call on the leadership of the PDP in the state to investigate the development and take appropriate action where necessary.'
The governor said as major stakeholders in the Benue political equation, it would be wrong to watch these politicians abuse the party's constitution through anti-party activities.