By Ortindin Loho
Large crowd of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue State on Monday, November 14, 2022 besieged Governor, Samuel Ortom and Senator representing Benue North-East, Gabriel Suswam in Adikpo, Benue state.
The crowd came to support the flag-off of the Benue North-East Senatorial campaign for the re-election of Senator Gabriel Suswam.
The massive turnout according to Governor Samuel Ortom was an indication that the people of the Zone A Senatorial district are ready to vote for all PDP candidates.
He said: “It is very clear with the crowd we are witnessing here that Kwande will again massively vote for PDP. It is an indication that Zone A with seven local government areas will massively vote for PDP. And I make bold to say that Zone B and C remain the stronghold of PDP in Benue State.”
“I am aware that in 2015 PDP had problems when I left PDP for APC and because of the misrule of the APC in Nigeria, I came back to PDP and since then, we have occupied the space in Nigeria and in Benue State,”
As Governor thanked the large number of supporters, he assured of his PDP will going into the 2023 general election as a untied front
“We believe in the unity of purpose. We believe in working together and that is why you have seen all of us here, Senator Suswam, myself, Senator Abba Moro and all the state House of Assembly and the National Assembly members here. I want to assure you that by the grace of God, come 2023, PDP will win all the way.”
Giving his remarks, the Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial District, Senator Suswam urged Benue people to vote the trio of Ortom, Abba Moro and himself as Senators the stressing that the National Assembly was a place for men of courage, focus and determination to attract federal presence to their constituencies.
Senator Suswam particularly rolled out the flagship projects he had executed in his senatorial zone and called on the people to re-elect him to consolidate on his achievements.
He noted that with the unity of Benue representatives in the National Assembly, he would be better positioned to do more.
Suswam also charged the people to vote for Titus Uba as Governor of the state in the 2023 governorship elections.
He added that as Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Uba has demonstrated competence and was already familiar with governance and would not be learning on the job to move the state forward.