* He is a serial blackmailer’
A group known as Enone APC Youth Network has described the ongoing plot by one Philip Agbese to drag the name of George Akume into the mud as a threat capable of causing fatal defeat of APC in Benue Zone C
In a statement signed by the leader of the group, Barrister Jame Adaudu and made available to Journalists on Friday regretted that the APC recently witnessed the arrival of a young man called Philip Agbese into the party with the ambition of representing the Constituency in the House of representatives
The self acclaimed philanthropist who is yet to show what he does for a living, has since his arrival into the Enone politics became the masterminds of politics of bitterness and blackmail in the constituency.
Philip Agbese who gave himself the title Okanga 1 of Agila Land in Benue state has on many occasions lied that he’s a British lawyer but unknown to the unsuspecting people, he has never been to the British inn not to talk of having any certificate of attendance as revealed by our independent investigation.
Further investigations about this self acclaimed British lawyer reveals that Philip Agbese is surrounded by young men of questionable characters who could not boast of decent source of living, whom he parades as his media men.
He is alleged to be a kingpin, notorious blackmailer, who is a specialist in mobilizing social media hoodlums to attack some unsuspecting government officials who refuses to play ball.
One of his victims among many others is the minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, former governor of Benue state.
Recall that in 2013 Senator George Akume was notoriously blackmailed by Agbese who claimed that he Akume had forged his academic credentials to win Governorship election of Benue state and the senatorial elections.
However, the former governor was able to clear his name after he tendered copies of his original credentials, which were attached to his statement of defense, in the suit filed by Philip Agbese who accused Akume of forging his certificate hence unqualified to stand for an election.
Former deputy governor, Chief Steven Lawani was not left out of Agbese’s blackmail as he did all to tarnish his image before his alleged sponsor , former Governor , Gabriel Suswam
Amazingly, Agbese is all out again with his blackmail game, all in a bid to get the Enone house of Representatives ticket of the APC to which the leaders of the party and delegates have outrightly rejected him even before the party primaries .
From credible information, revealed that Agbese whose frivolous attempt to blackmail Akume all to destroy his political career has also put plans in place to drag the minister into his misadventures should he not get the party ticket in few days as the party is set to go into the primaries.
According to the statement” We wish to thank our leader and father, senator George Akume, minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs for building a very strong leadership in the APC family in zone c and Benue state at large.
“The ENONE APC YOUTH NETWORK are determined to deliver the APC in all possible positions in the 2023 elections” The statement assured.