By Jacob Wuese
Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Terver Akase, Friday, January 6, 2023, hosted elders, women, youths, party supporters and several other groups in Ayihe community of Ugondo, Fiidi Ward, Makurdi Local Government Area to canvass support for Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidates in the state including his principal, Governor Samuel Ortom and the party’s governorship candidate, Rt Hon Titus Uba.
Addressing people of the community at the Ayihe market square, Mr Akase said he had invited them to celebrate the New Year and have a family discussion as well as appreciate them for being good hosts to him, his family as well as other settlers in the area.
The Special Adviser pointed out that his principal, Governor Ortom has constructed many township roads in Makurdi and is committed to doing more including the road that runs from Yina Junction through Ayihe to Yaikyor.
He also stated that the State Government through the Ministry of Rural Development would soon supply an electricity transformer for the community which he said Governor Ortom has already approved.
Mr Akase urged Ayihe residents and Ugondo people in general to consider the good works of Governor Ortom who is their son and reward him by voting him to the Senate to be the voice of the people, as well as vote for Hon. Benjamin Mzondo and Hon. Dickson Igbe to represent them at the House of Representatives and State House of Assembly respectively.
Also speaking, wife of the Special Adviser, Mrs Jessica Akase expressed appreciation to the people for the support given to her husband and encouraged them to work for the victory of PDP candidates in the state to enjoy more dividends of democracy.
In his remarks, PDP governorship candidate in Benue State, Rt Hon Uba who was represented by his aide, Jacob Angor, described Mr Akase as an asset to the PDP in the state and urged Ugondo people to rally round him.
Engr Uba said the people of the area have always voted for PDP in the past, expressing confidence that they would do the same in the coming elections and promised not to disappoint the people, if elected as Governor.
In their separate speeches, PDP Chairman for Makurdi Local Government, Alhaji Yunusa Garba, Fiidi Ward party Chairman, Emmanuel Iornumbe, Solomon Akaaior for youth, and Woman Leader, Rebecca Orban all said the party has paraded the best candidates and the people have no other choice than to vote for them to serve.
Also speaking, Hon Benjamin Mzondo who was represented by Collins Waku, Hon Dickson Igbe represented by Francis Achiv, Director General Uba/Ngbede Campaign Organization, Dr Cletus Tyokyaa who was represented by PDP campaign Coordinator for Makurdi Local Government, Hon. Terver Kighir all said the people have every reason to vote for the party’s candidates in the forthcoming elections and warned them against deceit from the opposition parties.
Mr Akase donated cash and other gift items to the people in the spirit of the festive season. Elders, women and youth groups came out in their numbers to witness the event.