The Benue Rebirth Movement (BRM) has stressed the need for the people of Benue South Senatorial District (zone C) to unite in order to achieve their political objectives during the 2023 general elections.
AVM Monday Morgan (rtd), the National Coordinator of BRM, the pressure group that is leading the agitation for Zone C to produce the Benue state Governor in 2023, said the people of the zone need to speak with one voice to be able to win the support of the rest of the state for its cause.
He was speaking at Oju on Sunday, December 26, 2021, during a meeting between the Movement and political stakeholders from the Igede speaking people of Oju and Obi Local Government Areas of the state.
According to him, forging a common front in the march towards 2023 would be a win-win situation as it would help to not only bring the Governorship position to the zone but also correct any imbalances in political representation within the zone. He called on all sons and daughters of zone C who are qualified to contest for any position without intimidation once they have the people’s support.
Dr. Jonah Ogbaji, Chairman of the Steering Committee of ‘Igede in 2023 Movement’, the platform that has been mobilizing Igede people towards the coming general elections, expressed the support for the aspiration of Zone C to produce Benue State Governor in 2023 and called on the rest of the Benue South Senatorial District to zone the position of Senate to Old Oju (Oju and Obi LGAs) for equity and fairness.
Prominent leaders and Governorship aspirants from Zone C who addressed the occasion personally or in representative capacity included the Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu; Senator Abba Moro, Dr. Sam Ode, Chief Steven Lawani and Prof. Yakubu Ochefu.
The occasion was well attended and addressed by the cream of Igede elite, including Prof. Oga Ajene, Prof. John Enyi, Prof. Johnson Onah, Prof. Adagba Okpaga, Gen. Ede Ode (rtd), Prof. Moses Ogbaji, Mrs. Comfort Agogo, Mr. Andyson Iji (for the youths) as well as other chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). They all pledged support for Zone C’s Governorship bid, cooperation with BRM and called for inclusiveness and fair political representation within the zone.
Leaders of both BRM and Igede in 2023 Movement later visited and received royal blessings from the Adirahu ny’Igede, HRH Chief Oga Ero. The First Class chief advised that focus should be on the governorship first before all other spoils of the struggle would follow.
The BRM National Coordinator was elated by the great reception by the Igede kingdom and the assurances given by all speakers to fight collectively against political domination.
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