OrderPaperToday – Thousands of  youths in Benue South youths under the aegis of Idoma Dream  and Idoma young Professionals have lashed out at Sen. George Akume saying he cannot determine who represents them in the Senate.

The youths who converged on Otukpo, the traditional capital of Idoma nation to canvass support for the rerun election of former President of the Senate Senator David Mark, said Akume was sponsoring political crisis in Benue South.

Led by by their National Coordinators, Maxwell Ogiri and Oche Odang Joseph the youths listed various achievements of Senator Mark in the development of Benue South.

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The achievements according to the youths include but not limited to roads and health projects, construction of the multi-Billion naira Oweto/Loko bridge, the facilitation of a Federal University in the zone, annual scholarship to students as well as the construction of the Multi-Billion naira Otobi water Dam to boost water and electricity among others.

They said Senator Mark has performed well and would do more if given more opportunity, arguing that  Daniel Onjeh is a joker who cannot not be  an option for Benue South.

According to them “Idoma cannot be enslaved. Why would  Senator  George Akume a Tiv man determine who represents Idoma people. Tivs are our brothers. This is not a battle between the Tivs and Idoma , but in this rerun election, let Idoma decide.

” It is better to stay with Senator Mark we know than to start something we don’t know. We do not want to mortgage our collective interest on the project that would obviously not represent Idoma interest. What is Daniel Onjeh’s pedigree  in the Nigerian mix to represent a sophisticated and educated Benue South. Certainly not now”.

The Youths stated that the rerun election is not a battle for Senator Mark but for the survival of Idoma people.

According to them, for the fact that Onjeh is being sponsored by external forces against ” the interest of our people is enough affront and insult on the sensibilities of our people . We have our pride, we cannot allow Onjeh  to be the  ready tool to undermine the interest of our people.”



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