In the wake of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, many political heavyweights found themselves swept away by a tidal wave of change. However, one individual managed to defy the odds and secure his reelection as a Senator representing the Benue South Senatorial District.
That individual is Abba Moro, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the only PDP Senator who was re-elected in the North Central zone.
The North Central region of Nigeria, encompassing six states – Kogi, Plateau, Benue, Kwara, Niger, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – is a critical political battleground.
Prior to the 2023 elections, the Senate representation from the region was predominantly split between the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
However, the electoral outcomes of the 2023 elections brought significant changes to the Senate composition in the North Central zone.
In the midst of the political upheaval, Abba Moro managed to maintain his position as the Senator representing Benue South, making him the only PDP Senator from the North Central region to survive the electoral tsunami. This achievement highlights his strong political standing, popularity, and connection with his constituents.
Abba Moro’s ability to weather the storm can be attributed to various factors.
First and foremost, his track record of effective representation and commitment to the welfare of the people of Benue South earned him significant support and loyalty from his constituents. Moro’s legislative accomplishments, particularly in areas such as education, youth empowerment, and rural development, have endeared him to the people he serves.
Additionally, Abba Moro’s grassroots mobilization and engagement strategies played a crucial role in his successful reelection bid. By maintaining strong connections with local communities and effectively communicating his achievements, Moro was able to resonate with voters and secure their confidence.
The survival of Abba Moro amidst the wave of change in the North Central region positions him as a potential candidate for the position of Senate Minority Leader in the 10th Assembly.
His experience, integrity, and demonstrated leadership qualities make him a suitable candidate to lead the opposition in the Senate. As the only returning PDP senator from the North Central zone, his appointment would bring a much-needed balance and representation for the region at the leadership level.
Abba Moro’s potential emergence as the Senate Minority Leader would be a testament to his resilience, political acumen, and commitment to serving the people of Benue South and the entire North Central region.
His leadership would provide a strong voice for the opposition and ensure that the interests and concerns of the region are effectively articulated and addressed.