Leader of the All Progressives Congress in Benue state Senator George Akume has charged APC supporters in Benue not to panic but stand still to see the marvelous things that God Almighty will do in a short time.
Akume gave this charge today at the funeral ceremony of his domestic staff, the late Imo Shom also known as Orshoja.
The Zone B Senator said he was aware of all the political shakings in the state but described them as a sign of better things to come and urged those who believe in the APC never to swerve positions noting that he was not in a hurry to curry public sympathies with words but when men decide not to tell the truth, God who sees in the secret judges their actions.
While describing the deceased as a focused and diligent person that was appreciated by all who knew him, Senator Akume said men like the late Imo Shom were very rare to come by.
He pledged to take up the sponsorship of the deceased’s children in their various schools of learning.
The former Senate Minority Leader insisted that despite so many betrayals that he has faced in life, he was more poised to help as many as the Lord would bring his way using the little resources at his disposal, rather than amass primitive wealth for selfish gains; assuring his supporters that he would always be there for them.
He prayed God to protect the family of Mr. Shom as they prepare to face life without a father. The Senator Akume also prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari to find a permanent solution to the lingering security challenges facing Nigeria and also prayed for Governor Samuel Ortom to provide good governance to the Benue people.
Earlier in their separate funeral orations, the Executive Chairman, Tarka Local Government Council,, Hon. Anthony Sende who described death as an end to life but not an end to human existence urged the deceased family to be strong, while the Ter Mbakor, HRH Chief Gandeorun said Mr. Shom said the deceased will be missed greatly for his numerous community development efforts while alive.
Born on the 15th of August, 1948, the late Imo Shom joined the Nigerian Army in 1969 and fought the Nigerian civil war. He retired from service on the 31st of December, 2002 as Assistant Brigade Chief Clerk and has been into active politics until his sudden death on the 23rd of June, 2018 at the age of 69 years.