From Austine Tule, Makurdi
A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Youth activist, Mr. Raymond Nago has challenged Senator George Akume to render account of his stewardship to his constituents.
The activist said the call became necessary following current events in the state in which Senator Akume was busy passing judgments on other elected leaders while forgetting that he also owed it a duty that he has an explanation to make to his constituents.
He explained that those of them from the Benue North East Senatorial District who voted Senator Akume deserved to know how he has dispatched his mandate in the senate in the last eleven years.
Mr. Nago stated that he would have requested the senator to begin with the account of his tenure as governor but he would not do so because Senator Akume seemed to have forgotten the time he was governor.
The activist referred to Senator Akume’s comments on the floor of the senate in 2007 that he had been Governor in 1947 and when people expressed shock, he repeated that he had been governor since 1979.
Mr. Nago stated that the legislator had a primary responsibility to give an account of his performance in the senate so that they could make up their minds whether to vote for him in 2019 or not.
“We will like to know how many bills he has sponsored, how many motions he has moved and the constituency projects he has executed in the past eleven years,” Mr. Nago stated.
He said it was unfortunate that instead of giving an account to his constituents, the senator was busy jumping up and down playing God.
“Senator Akume ought to be grateful to the people of Benue State for making him governor for eight years and electing him into the senate for three terms. He should particularly appreciate the people of Zone B who have shown him love more than any other person alive,” Nago stressed.