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Benue 2023: I Have Capacity to Turn Around People’s


July 10, (THEWILL) – The governorship candidate of the Accord Party (AP) in Benue State, Dr Mathis Oyigeya, has assured Benue people of his ability to turn around their fortunes and make life better for all if voted into power.

He pointed out that his educational background and work experience as former Chief Medical Director at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi and a member of the boards of several institutions has sufficiently prepared him to occupy the position of governor and to work for the benefit of the people.

While hosting members of Iponu Welfare Association in Makurdi, the state capital, to intimate them of his decision to run for governorship as part of his consultation with diverse groups in the state, Oyigeya called for support from all stakeholders in the Benue project.

According to him, he intends to make a difference in the governance of the state and so, promised to tackle insecurity in the state and to chase out criminals, as well as to pay attention to the rural populace.

“I will reduce the internal tension occasioned by non-payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities, as well as create jobs for the teeming youths in the state,” the governorship aspirant said.

The Accord Party candidate further pointed out that his records in public service indicates how much he provided employment for people of the state, promising to replicate same in a greater dimension.

Oyigeya also promised to look beyond the present and embark on industrialisation of the state by granting loans to youths and encouraging them to set up cottage industries.

He solicited the support of Iponu Welfare Association to actualise his dream in 2023.

Responding, the leader of the association, Dr Bob Echikwenya, endorsed the candidature of Dr Oyigeya and thanked him for the sacrifice he is making for the Idoma people.

The visit was marked by a symbolic pouring of water on the forehead of Dr Oyigeya by elder Odeh Ogbe, signifying endorsement and blessing.