ABUJA—A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State and immediate past Special Adviser to the state governor, Mr. Titus Zam, has described as untrue and politically motivated, reports alleging he misappropriated N1.3 billion.
He said the report was an attempt to rubbish his name by the current administration due to his decision to resign and refusal to defect to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with the governor.
Debunking the reports yesterday, Mr. Zam said: “I want to state categorically that there is no iota of truth in that report which says I misappropriated N1.3 billion and I may have to sue the media houses that did that report.
“The fact is that EFCC raised some issues against my office and not my person. I was invited alongside all Local Government chairmen and treasurers in Benue State.
“We appeared before EFCC in Enugu and I gave them evidence on how the money was disbursed to Local Government councils in Edo State. The council chairmen brought documents acknowledging receipt of this money.
“Local government treasurers brought vouchers where they signed for this money. So I am really taken aback seeing this matter in the papers. This matter was settled since 2017 and since then nobody has invited me for anything.
“So I suspect some political mischiefs. Because some people are sinking today in the politics of Benue State, they want to sink with people. There is no iota of truth in this publication.
“Rather than bring up my present status as the Special Adviser to Governor Ortom, they chose to bring my background as former chairman of a council under the administration of Senator George Akume. That is, they want to smear the name of our leader, Senator George Akume.”