A former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Akperashi, has said the party is seen as “a Miyetti Allah party that has preference for cows over human beings” in Benue State.
He said, “To an average Benue person, the APC is seen as Miyetti Allah party that has preference for cows over human beings.
He also asserted that the ruling party lacks credibility and is insensitive to the plight of the people.
“The party lacks credibility and is insensitive to the plight of the people.”
“I know very well that Governor Ortom is not comfortable in the APC. If he is pretending, then that is his own problem. It is either he is just playing along or playing to the gallery. He is just buying time to take his decision and at the appropriate time, he will just leave.”
“But he has the resources so he can do whatever he likes at any time but some of us are still growing. [Looking at] what is obtainable in the APC, I do not see him winning elections.”
Akperashi also insinuated that Governor Ortom would be reelected if he leaves the APC.
“Yes, he has done his best and I give him kudos for that,” he said. “I have said it often that put Suswam and Ortom, he has done well more than the former in terms of protecting the lives of his people and fighting herdsmen because of the law he collaborated with Benue people to sign.”