Benue Guber: Zam promises to reposition Benue, rekindle lost hope
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
A frontline governorship aspirant under the platform of the APC in Benue state, Chief Titus Zam, has stated that his major priority is to reposition Benue state and as well rekindle all the lost hope if he is elected to govern the state in 2019.
The immediate adviser on local government affairs said this when he took his consultation tour to Vandeikya for Jechira intermediate area, comprising of Vandeikya and Konshisha local governments and at Adikpo for Kwande and Ushongo local government areas.
The APC aspirant who described himself as someone that is intellectually and morally prepared for governance also stated that he is the only aspirant who is very familiar with Benue people’s immediate needs.
Chief Zam also reiterated his readiness to represent the interest of his party and that of the people of Benue State.
In their responses, the elders of the All Progressives Congress in Jechira and Kwande said that the anti grazing Bill controversies which Governor Samuel Ortom uses as a gimmick to deceive the people of Benue as well as his “In God we trust” will work against him in favour of Benue people to send him out of government house in 2019.
The elders resolved never to risk the governorship ticket to a stranger, describing the recent defection of Governor Ortom and few others to PDP as a divine sanitation of the APC.
While describing Honourable Zam as the best man for the job, they pledged to support only foundation members of the party to emerge victorious at party primaries.
While appreciating the leadership of the party in Benue state under Sen. George Akume for its resilience and steadfastness, the leaders called for strict measures by the leadership of the party to curtail political infiltration by political vagabonds and jobbers at the expense of people who have suffered and made sacrifices for the party.
Others who spoke on behalf of various interest groups that constitute the stakeholders, wondered why Gov. Ortom could turn governance to blame game, shared accountability for a mandate the Benue people collectively gave him as governor.
They expressed worry on why the same governor who legalized Fulani indigeneship in Benue state, when he and his Deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu, referred to the Fulani in Agatu as “indigenous Fulani” will suddenly turn around to call APC “Miyetti Allah party” and Sen. George Akume as leader of Miyetti Allah.