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Desist from campaign of calumny, forum warns group accusing Akume of promoting Jemgbagh dynasty

A faceless group known as the Zone A People’s Assembly (ZAPA), has been told to desist from a campaign of calumny against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume.

This disclosure was made on Thursday in Makurdi, Benue State, by the President of the Jemgbagh Media Forum (JMF), Mr. Samuel Adzegeh, against the rantings heaped on the former governor, even as he described the claims as unsubstantiated and sheer envy.

The leader of the group stated that their utterances were baseless arguments of promoting clanish interest, hence the appointments of Prof. Joseph Utsev as minister of water resources and environment, billed for inauguration next Monday, as well as Prof. Kor – kor recently appointed Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), all from Jemgbagh extraction of the state.

According to the forum leader, Mr. Adzegeh, a veteran journalist, argued with facts and records that during the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan, most federal government appointees came from a particular area.

“The likes of Dr. Paul Orhii were appointed Director General of the National Drugs for Foods Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mike Kaase Aondoakaa, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Katsina Alu, Chief Judge of the Federation, as well as EFCC Chairman, Mrs. Farida Waziri, all from Ushongo.

He, however, wondered while some disgruntled elements are pointing fingers at SGF for building the Jemgbagh empire, which he said is not true.

“Im shocked by blatant lies aimed at tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of the former Senator.”

“You can imagine these undesirable elements had gone to the extent of petitioning the SGF before Tor Tiv the Fifth, His Royal Majesty, James Iorzua Ayatse alluding to the document of segregation and promoting his Jemgbagh dynasty by allegedly facilitating the appointments of his kinsmen, which he ascribed as falsehood.

He urged those behind the faceless group to come forward if they are genuine so that they can engage in intellectual arguments if their claim is anything to go by.

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