Sunday, 25 January 2015

Okada Riders Drum Support For Suswam, Tarzoor

Commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada under the aegis of Benue Motorcycles Association (BEMOA) yesterday held a rally to drum support for Governor Gabriel Suswam and the governorship flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Terhemen Tarzoor, to emerge winners in the forthcoming general elections.

The motorcyclists, numbering over  1,000 staged the rally in Konshisha, Vandeikya, Kwande and Ushongo local government areas of the state respectively. The rally which began at about 8am lasted for several hours.

The Okadas who held placards clamouring for election of Suswam as senator and Tarzoor as governor, kicked off the event at Awajir community in Konshisha LGA, home of Senator Barnabas Gemade and ended in Adikpo town, the headquarters of Kwande local government.

During the rally, they visited the Ter Ikyor, Chief Jam Gbinde, as well as traditional rulers in Kwande, Vandeikya and Ushongo LGAs who described the initiative as a manifestation of a stable democracy.

Earlier, the state president of the association, Comrade Patrick Agera and the secretary, Comrade Augustine Akaa, as well as branch chairmen in the four local governments areas explained that they were out to canvass support for their grand patron, Suswam, who is the PDP candidate for Benue Northeast senatorial district and Tarzoor who is a registered member of the association

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