The house of representatives member-elect for Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo federal constituency of Benue, Phillip Agbese, has called on residents of the state to vote for Hyacinth Alia, the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate on March 18.
Speaking during a media parley in Abuja on Thursday, Agbese said electing Alia will put an end to bad leadership and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) maladministration in the state.
He said voting for the APC candidate would afford the residents “the golden opportunity” to be freed from poverty.
“The people of Benue state have seen the worse of times. Purposeful leadership eluded the state, and the time to change from worse to good is here, hence the clarion call to ensure that the APC gubernatorial candidate is supported to win the elections,” Agbese said.
“Benue people can not afford to miss the golden opportunity embedded in the Rev Fr Hycainth Alia/Sam Ode ticket. This ticket is the ticket of hope that will reposition Benue state for greatness. The Benue state must be freed from the shackles of poverty and deprivation.
“The Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency of Benue state will repeat the feat recorded during the presidential and national assembly elections by voting overwhelmingly for the APC gubernatorial candidate.
“Benue state is for the APC. Since the centre is APC, we must tap into this golden opportunity to bring meaningful development to the state.
“The pedigree of the APC Gubernatorial aspirant represents the strength of character, sincerity of heart and purpose, and capacity to deliver on the dividends of democracy to the peaceful and loving people of Benue State. They also have the capacity to complement the APC-led federal government.
“I urge the people of Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo to get their voter’s cards ready to vote overwhelmingly on Saturday for the APC in the gubernatorial election. They must not allow anyone to deceive them about the APC as a party and the quality of the governorship and deputy governorship candidates.
“The President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is a friend of Benue state. The Benue people must reciprocate this friendship by voting for the APC candidates in the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections. We value friendship in Benue state and are aware of the numerous times the President-Elect has stood by the state in trying times.”