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Akume pays condolence visit to Ortom over sister’s death



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Former governor of Benue State and Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume on Monday paid a condolence visit to Governor Samuel Ortom over the death of his younger sister, Miss Doose Happiness Ortom.

Senator Akume, whose delegation was led by former Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Stephen Lawani, described the loss of the Governor’s younger sister as painful and unfortunate.

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Those who accompany Chief Lawani, are the Chairman, APC Elders Forum in Benue State, Chief Simon Shango, APC Deputy governorship candidate for 2019 election, Hon. Sam Ode and Mr. Christopher Tarka.

Senator Akume expressed sympathies to the entire Ortom Adorogo family and prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest.

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Responding, Governor Ortom appreciated Senator Akume for the show of solidarity with his family at their time of grief.

Ortom said: “My late sister underwent a major surgical operation which came out successfully, but her death is sudden, shocking and devastating.

The Governor also used the occasion to speak about the importance of unity and cooperation among political leaders of the state which he, Senator Akume and others have been championing in the past few months.


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