Shirsha Adi, Deputy National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) in the North-Central, says it is only the party that can turn around the fortunes of Benue in the forthcoming general elections.
Adi said this during the inauguration of the party’s campaigns preparatory to the 2019 general elections at the IBB square, Makurdi.
He said the party would campaign vigorously to canvass for votes for its candidates.
He decried the level of poverty and suffering in Benue, saying the state was in distress and in need of the party’s services to rescue it.
“Benue is sick and we will not fold our hands and allow the state to finish. We need an experienced hand to bring it out of the quagmire it is in.
“Those who cannot perform should give way. We are saying no to sit-tight syndrome. We are presenting Paul Angya as our Governorship candidate for the state for the 2019 elections.
“He has no Godfather or Godmother but has come into politics to salvage Benue. When Angya is sworn in as Governor of Benue in 2019, he will lead the state and not just labour party,” the party official said.
He explained that the party chose a woman, Shirley Ogah, as running mate of its governorship candidate, Paul Angya, to provide for a motherly support “so that Benue will be better”.
The governorship candidate of the party,Mr Paul Angya, called on the people of the state to jettison clannish and primordial sentiments and vote for the labour party to take the state out of “this hole of poverty”.
The Chairman of the party in the state,Mr Ochai Ogede, said the party wanted free and fair elections in 2019. (NAN)
– Dec. 11, 2018 @ 12:49 GMT |