Gov Alia and SGF Akume Reconcile at Palace of Tor Tiv in Benue State

Governor Hyacinth Alia and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, have reconciled at the Palace of Tor Tiv, the Paramount ruler of the Tiv Nation.

The reconciliation was facilitated by HRM Professor James Ayatse, bringing an end to the political tussle between the two prominent figures in the state.

The reconciliation meeting took place on Monday night at the Tor Tiv Palace in Gboko, with both Alia and Akume accompanied by notable political figures from their respective camps.

Governor Alia was supported by former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Chief Barnabas Gemade, while Senator Akume was accompanied by Senator Jack Gyado and National Assembly members from the state, including Chief Titus Zam (Benue North West), Asema Achado (Gwer+ Gwer West), and Minister of Water Resources Joseph Utsev.

Prior to the meeting, the political rift between Governor Alia and Senator Akume had led to a division within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State.

Both parties had established separate factions, with Governor Alia’s faction setting up a parallel APC Secretariat headed by Omakolo, while Senator Akume and the National Secretariat of the APC recognized Austine Agada as the chairman in the state.

The closed-door reconciliation meeting at the Tor Tiv Palace was aimed at resolving the differences between Governor Alia and Senator Akume, and fostering unity within the APC in Benue State.

Although the terms of the reconciliation were not made public, both parties publicly embraced each other and the Tor Tiv, signaling their acceptance of the reconciliation deal.

The successful reconciliation between Governor Alia and Senator Akume at the Palace of Tor Tiv is expected to pave the way for a more united and stable political environment in Benue State.

It also highlights the significant role of traditional rulers in resolving conflicts and promoting peace within their communities.

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