Lagos godfatherism can't work in Benue, Governor Ortom tells Senator Akume

Benue state governor, Governor Samuel Ortom , has said that
the type of godfatherism being practised in Lagos state , will
never be practised in his state. Goveror Ortom made this
remark while reacting to a comment made by his predecessor,
Senator Goerge Akume, who in a recent interview said he
regreted bringing Akume to government and that the governor
has failed woefully in the discharge of his duties.
Akume in his interview said Governor Ortom had realised over
N500 billion in revenue since Ortom came into office and has
nothing to show for it.
Reacting to Akume's comment, Governor Ortom, said he was
being attacked by his predecessor because he has refused to
allow Akume control him and the finances of the state.
Speaking through his media aide, Tahav Agerzua, Governor
Ortom said while in office between 1999 to 2007, Akume
diverted N2bn from the state coffers to pursue his senatorial
ambition.
“Akume’s criticism of Governor Samuel Ortom has
nothing to do with performance but everything to do
with Ortom’s refusal to be subservient and be
subjugated to his (Akume’s) whims. It has become a
trend for Nigerian godfathers to suffocate their
godchildren for failing to be totally slavish to
them. This is unfortunate of godfathers who see
themselves as gods as it happened in Lagos
State. Unfortunately for Akume, he failed to achieve
the same selfish dreams for Ortom in like manner.” he
said

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