President Bola Tinubu has been urged by the Benue State Inter-tribal Association in Politics (BSITAP) to consider the Idoma People for ministerial appointments.
In a statement issued in Markudi, the Association’s Secretary, Ocholohi Ogolekwu, extended their call to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, and endorsed a United Nations Habitat Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Raymond Edoh, as the best candidate to represent the Idomas.
The group, which expressed confidence in Sen. George Akume, the Secretary to the State Government, pleaded with the President to respect “the already existing mutual political understanding between the two tribes in Benue State” by appointing an Idoma son “to take over the ministerial slot for Benue State”.
He said, “Sen. George Akume is a son of whom we are all pleased and proud in Benue State. He has never disappointed us and would not. He has never turned us down on any request taken to him, and we know he wouldn’t on this.
“Please give room for the already existing mutual political understanding between the two tribes in Benue State.
“We are calling on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu through our son, Sen. George Akume, to consider Dr. Raymond Edoh, an Idoma man, to take over the ministerial slot for Benue State. He has worked hard for the party and is still working hard, and he should be given a chance to serve in that capacity”.