The senator representing Benue South District, Comrade Abba Moro, has blamed the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government for causing untold hardship to Nigerians and Benue people in particular.
Senator Moro called for the rejection of APC and its candidates at the PDP Governorship rally at Oju, Obi and Otukpo Local Government Areas of the state, citing insecurity, endemic corruption, and collapse of the economy, as the reasons the party must be voted out of power.
“The APC government did not give you hope but rather, despair, anarchy, killings, among others. Therefore, you should reject it at the polls, but vote for me and other PDP candidates from bottom to the top,” he said.
Moro is seeking a second term in the senate, and promises to construct the Otukpo-Obi-Oju Yahe road and complete it before the end of his second term in office.
Governor Samuel Ortom, while presenting the governorship candidate, Titus Uba and his running mate, Sir John Ngbede, declared that the PDP shall win its elections in the State because the party has fielded credible candidates.
The Governor, who was elated by the huge turnout of party supporters, explained that the PDP was the only party that followed due process in nominating candidates for its gubernatorial, senatorial, House of Representatives and State Assembly elections.
The Governor stated that since the candidates were not imposed by the party, but emerged through transparent and acceptable primary elections, he was confident that Benue people would vote massively for the party’s candidates, who are tested and trusted at various levels.
He particularly charged the people of Benue South Senatorial District to vote for the PDP governorship candidate, Engr. Titus Uba, who, he noted, was capable of sustaining policies and programmes that could add value to governance in the state.
According to the Governor, Engr. Uba had shown preparedness for governance and had a laudable blueprint christened, “Soil as Our Oil” for the security, as well as agricultural transformation and economic sustainability of the state if elected.
He charged the mammoth crowd of party faithful to vote for Senator Abba Moro into the senate and other candidates for the legislative houses, poised to offer quality representation and attract dividends of democracy to the Benue South zone.
In his remarks, the State Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu, enjoined the people to sustain the support for the party and vote all its candidates to win the 2023 elections.
The PDP governorship candidate, Titus Uba, in his address, declared that security and agriculture will be the cardinal pillars of his administration if elected, stating that he would build on the firm foundation for security of the state which has been laid by Governor Ortom.
Uba, who is currently the Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, emphasised that agriculture, which will serve as the economic drive of his manifesto will enhance food security, wealth creation and employment; adding that mechanised agriculture and irrigation farming will be accorded priority to boost agro-driven industrialisation.
The PDP Deputy governorship candidate, Sir John Ngbede, urged the people to keep faith with the party and vote its candidates, while Mrs Pauline Uba, thanked the party supporters for coming out en masse to receive the campaign train and urged them to keep faith with the party to ensure that victory is achieved on March 11th, 2023.
The Acting State Chairman of PDP, Mr Isaac Mffo and Director of the Campaign Management Committee, Dr Cletus Tyokyaa, all reiterated that with the calibre of experienced candidates, the party has paraded, victory was assured.
Other party chieftains, who spoke separately at the campaign rallies in Oju, Obi and Otukpo LGAs, included Engr. Okpe Onah and Mrs. Comfort Agogo.