MAKURDI – The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in Benue State, on Wednesday, inaugurated a 25-man Governorship Campaign Council to power the actualisation of Ikyaan/Ajegi campaign and election during the east approaching general polls.
Inaugurating the campaign team in Makurdi, governorship candidate of the party, Fredrick Ikyaan, said if elected, the party would address poverty and inequality that had pervaded the state.
He explained that in the midst of unprecedented wealth, the people of the state deserved a better deal, lamenting that the fortunes of the state had continued to dwindle over the years.
Ikyaan, who is also chairman of the campaign council, pledged that his administration would reassess and do a review of values, systems and institutions so they respond to the challenges faced by the state.
Noting that jubilation greeted the creation of Benue, he stated that “This has, however, changed over the years and Benue fortunes have continued to dwindle.
“The peace we once enjoyed has vaporised and is being gradually replaced with new and emerging threats which seek to undermine our very existence. There are many things to deplore, to correct.
“Grinding poverty and striking inequality persist within Benue amidst unprecedented wealth.”
He also argued that the 2019 elections present the opportunity to address the issues that has posed a threat to systems and values in the state.
According to Ikyaan, “This historic juncture of our election provides a rationale to review and reassess the values, systems and institutions that form the basis of contemporary societal organisation and, establish new, dynamic and smart ones that will respond to our emerging challenges.
“This will be the hallmark of my administration which will be anchored on healing and reconciliation among the people of Benue and driven with the zeal to help the people of Benue think and act like a nation.”
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Author: Tor Vande-Acka