Saturday, 24 January 2015


"The Benue chapter of the PDP held a fund raising dinner for its gubernatorial candidates at Royal Choice Hotel, yesterday 23rd January 2015. The national anthem was sung as usual as Benue sons and daughters stood at attention in the hall beautifully laid out by Lush Events.

Major highlights of the event included the Governor's remarks, the opening speech by the DG of the Tarzoor Ngbede Campaign Organisation as well as the speeches from The chairman, chairlady, PDP secretary and others.

The gubernatorial candidate received words of advice and encouragement from elder statesmen with much delight. Chairman of the occasion, senate president David Alechenu Mark urged Benue people to come together with a sense of community and own the Tarzoor/Ngbede campaign project; to move Benue forward.

The Chairlady Hon Christine Alaghga, stated that Tarzoor being an Economist is Benue's best fit in these days of global financial turmoil.

Donations came in all sizes, denominations, and currencies.

Hon Abba Moro began the fund raising with an N80 million donation. N30 million on his behalf and friends of the ministry, and N50 million on behalf of friends outside of the ministry of internal affair. He promised the Senate president's support as well.

Dr Timothy Ijir, Dr Akaahan Dominic, and an anonymous donor donated N10 million each. The current Benue House of Assembly members donated N5 million. Paul Orhii, DG of NAFDAC, Blessing Ene nee Mark, PDP House of Representative members, and the state executive committee donated N2 million and a couple of other donors donated various amounts to the cause.

Worthy of mention were the donation by the first female pilot from Benue Rosemary Sugh - N10,000, aspirants who didn't secure the party's gubernatorial ticket - N500,000, Michael Jackson of Benue - N2,000, the three MCs, Stevie Ayua, Uchim Jande and Andy Gabriel - N110,000. Loudest applause however went to an anonymous donation of 10,000 Euros and 2 brand new Prado jeeps.
The Benue theatre group performed as dignitaries and supporters beamed with cheerful smiles.

The Aspirant and his running mate expressed their overwhelming joy and humility at the amount of support showered on them by the party and it's supporters. Prince Tarzoor didn't hesitate to seize the opportunity and reiterate the campaign's strong focus on agriculture. He cited the new railway system as a huge boost to ensuring massive export of agricultural produce in the coming years. Over 50 individuals, families and groups donated to the Tarzoor / Ngbede campaign. Funds donated and pledged last night approximately surpassed N130 million.
The event was closed by a remark from Governor Gabriel Suswam and the national anthem."

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