Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Benue Guber Aspirant Promises Agric Revolution

A FORMER minister of state for Niger Delta affairs and frontline governorship aspirant on the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue state, Sam Ode, Friday asked his kinsmen of Idoma ethnic extraction in zone "c" to build bridges of understanding and confidence with the two other senatorial zones so as to cement ties for his victory come 2015.

Contrary to speculations in some quarters that the PDP caucus in the state south senatorial district has pruned the number of aspirants for the plum governorship position to three, leaving him out of the race, Ode stated that he is still in the race questioning where such a meeting was held before the decision was taken.

Addressing newsmen in Makurdi, the state capital, Ode said his administration if voted in would give 50 percent affirmation to women as against the current position of 30.

Ode, a former special adviser to governor Gabriel Suswam on local government and chieftaincy affairs, a position he held before leaving for the ministerial appointment, said with Benue being the nation's harbinger of agriculture, his government when elected would revolutionize the sector for a drastic economic turn around.

He said he would not bring in another policy document but would work with Suswam's blue print tagged, "our Benue our future" which he noted is perfect, saying the political will to implement the document to the fullest is what is needed.

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