Return Benue to path of glory, Association tasks Governor-elect
Ahead of May 29 inauguration, Jemgbagh Development Association, Gombe State chapter has called on the Benue State Governor-elect, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia to, as a matter of urgency, restore the state to the path of glory.
The Association made the call in a press statement issued to newsmen in Gombe on Sunday and signed by Igbalagh Jacob Terzungwe, the acting chairman of the association and Orban Philip Ipavvenda, the Public Relations Officer of the association.
The association stated that the need for good governance was at the highest demand ever in view of the current state of things and the need to deliver to the expectations of the people.
According to the group, the governor-elect has presented good plans for the state but will be needing the support of the people to achieve those plans.
“Having examined the blueprints of the governor-elect and the urgent need for transformation in the state, we are urging all good people of Benue State to support the incoming administration with prayers and all other supports to enable him deliver on his manifestoes.
“We are also tasking the governor-elect of Benue State to bring back the past glory of the state as food basket of the nation by initiating policies and programmes that would revolutionise the agriculture value chain from production, processing to marketing towards creating more jobs and wealth for the state.”
They therefore called on citizens of Benue State across the country to support Governor-elect Revd. Fr Alia towards actualising his visions for the state.
“As an Association, we identify with the governor-elect on his resounding victory in the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.
“Your resounding victory is a sign of general acceptance by the Benue masses as the Messiah of the state.
“As you prepare to take the mantle of leadership of the state, we encourage you to emancipate the Benue people and bring back the lost glory of the state so we can regain our pride as a viable state in Nigeria.”
The group also advised the people of Benue State to be patient with the governor-elect because there is a lot of work to be done in the State.
The group also appealed to politicians in the state to put their interests and sentiments aside to work for the betterment of the state.
“We equally enjoined the governor-elect to share appointments based on competence not based on who knows who, for the betterment of the State.
“Benue State is for all not for a particular group or class of people.
“We pray the Almighty God gives the governor-elect the wisdom of King Solomon to address the contending issues that affects the citizens of Benue State both home and in diaspora,” the association said.