By Denen Achussah
Twice, Zone B Youth Movement for Ortom (ZYMO) 2023, have outsmarted Senator Emmanuel Orker Jev men in securing the release of Msen Takpi from Police custody.
Takpi, Director, Contact and Mobilisation in the Buruku chapter of ZYMO has been arrested, twice and questioned thrice by the police in less than a week, it was learnt.
The sessions with the Nigeria Police followed petitions by Sen Jev’s Media Co-ordinator, Tersugh Shagba, Jev’s ally, Kizito Akuranya and the Senator’s elder brother, Abraham Jev.
In one of the cases, one of the petitioners alleged materials published on Takpi’s Facebook page are targeted at denigrating Senator Jev, The Voice learnt. He has been granted bail in all the instances, following application by officials of ZYMO and friends.
Hitherto a foot soldier of Senator Jev, Takpi, a social media influencer is said to have ditched the Benue North West Senator and is pushing for Governor Samuel Ortom to succeed Jev as Senator in 2023.
Isaac Mtom, the Benue State Chairman of ZYMO suspects that Takpi’s predicament is in view of him deploying immence energy like he did for Jev, in promoting Ortom for 2023 Zone B Senatorial seat.
“Senator Jev has not indicated interest in any election in 2023. And so, I don’t know what issues they have,” Mtom told The Voice.