Miyetti Allah, other Fulani groups to install Akume as Emir of Benue
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
There are indications that Miyetti Allah and other Fulani groups have concluded plans to install the minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, as the Emir of Benue.
This development according to information at the disposal of Nigerian Concord Newspaper was the result of the minister’s consistent support to the Fulani groups being a very close minister to President Muhamadu Buhari.
It was gathered that the Fulani groups intend to use the installation of Senator George Akume as their Emir in Benue as a way to prevent Governor Samuel Ortom from succeeding on the Anti Open Grazing Law in the state.
The groups according to findings are backed by powerful Fulani elites in the north who are angry at Governor Ortom’s growing reputation and want to put him in check with Akume as Emir of Benue.
Investigation by this newspaper on the development further revealed that the honour which is to be conferred on Akume who is also a former governor of Benue state any moment from now has been approved by President Muhamadu Buhari himself.
Recall that last week, Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu visited Akume on the planned protest in Benue. Inside sources also revealed that part of Shehu’s visit was to deliver the President’s decision to make Akume Emir as demanded by the Fulani groups.
“Senator Akume was very excited over the decision and has already ordered different forms of Muslim regalia befitting an Emir” a source said.