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Apologize Or Face Recall – Constituents Tackle Rep For Pulling Down Gov Alia’s Portrait

 Philip Àgbese

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo have demanded an apology from the federal constituency’s lawmaker, Philip Àgbese. They insist he should apologize for removing Governor Hyacinth Alia’s portrait from his office, or else face the possibility of a recall.

The APC stakeholders said Agbese’s action was a disgraceful and embarrassing exhibition of crude politics which is hugely detested by constituents.

Spokesman of the APC stakeholders, Charles Onazi Àgbese, said, “We wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from any actions that undermine the dignity of public figures, especially the esteemed office of the executive governor of Benue State.

“It is paramount that Hon. Philip Agbese understands the gravity of his actions and swiftly undertakes these remedial measures to restore dignity to his office and the faith of the constituents he represents.

“Failure to issue a public apology within a reasonable timeframe may leave us with no choice but to consider initiating a recall process.

“We believe in the importance of responsible and ethical leadership, and we hope that he will take the necessary steps to rectify as he has been asked to tender an unreserved apology to the Benue State Gov. Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia.”