1 The Governorship flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth-Iormem Alia has assured of better and brighter future for the people, if elected governor in 2023.
Alia gave the assurance during the Igede Agba New Yam Festival in Oju Local Government Area of the state.
2 Alia in a statement by his media aide, Isaac Uzaan, issued on Monday in Abuja, particularly told people of Benue South Senatorial district to live in the sure hope of a better and brighter future.
3 He expressed gratitude for the privilege to witness the event, which he described as the reawakening of the Igede culture.
5 Alia, however, expressed shock at the lack of development in spite of the huge revenue being generated by government in the area.
6 While describing himself as a crop for the new planting season, Alia called on Igede people and the entire people of Benue to allow the seed germinate, so as to reap dividends of democracy.
7 He congratulated the Igede traditional council and entire Igede people for promoting their rich cultural heritage.
8 Alia also applauded their sense of unity, patriotism and determination, and called on other cultures in Benue to emulate them.
9 Earlier during the Igede Agba Thanksgiving Mass, Alia was conferred with the chieftaincy title of Odochu I of Igede, in acknowledgment of his solidarity and goodwill to the community.
10 In his homily, Rev. Fr. Sylvester Omoke advised politicians and all Benue people to put God first in all things, including the 2023 elections, so as to get the new Benue they aspire for.
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