The immediate past Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has congratulated Senator George Akume over his appointment as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation by President Bola Tinubu.
Recall that Ortom in 2019 after Akume lost his bid to return to the senate boasted that he had retired Akume, his former leader from politics.
Akume who lost the 2019 election to one of his men in the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Orke Jev, was later appointed a minister under former President, Major General (Retd.), Muhammadu Buhari’s regime.
In his congratulatory message which was signed and made available to journalists in Makurdi on Saturday by his media aide, Terver Akase, Ortom stated that the appointment of Senator Akume is a well deserved one and described the former governor as a seasoned administrator whose wealth of experience will add immense value to the present government. He commended President Tinubu for honouring Benue by appointing a son of the state to the exalted position of SGF. “His Excellency, Ortom prays for God’s guidance to enable Senator Akume serve the country diligently and successfully,” an excerpt from the statement read.