Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Mr Terver Akase, has kick-started consultations with a visit to the Benue State Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Chairman of the party in Benue State, Sir John Ngbede while receiving the guber hopeful informed that the PDP in Benue was now stronger and more coordinated with Governor Samuel Ortom as its leader.
While acknowledging the involvement of the State Working Committee in all decisions that have been taken by the present administration since Gov Ortom rejoined the party in 2018, which has turned the party into one big, united and coherent family.
Ngbede noted that as a close appointee of the governor such as Akase will do well as governor, adding that the CPS was a brilliant gentleman who has all it takes to step into the shoes of his boss.
Ngbede reiterated the resolve of the party to adhere to the tenets of equity, justice and fairness as enshrined in its constitution and encouraged the aspirant to openly canvas for the support of leaders and critical stakeholders saying, power comes from God.
Earlier, Mr Terver Akase, who was accompanied on the visit by his wife, friends and associates, told the SWC that he had come before them to seek their blessings and permission to contest for the 2023 governorship election on the party’s platform.
He added that having served governor Ortom since the inception of the current administration, he was fully acquainted with the internal workings of government and will uphold the tenets of a democratic government if given the opportunity by the party.
He added that haven read the blueprints of previous administrations from the late Aper Aku to the present, he was conversant with the challenges facing the people, saying, his role as the governor shall be to galvanize the necessary manpower to tackle such challenges.
On security, the CPS said if elected he will intensify the enforcement of all the security laws already in place in the state and held that his administration, if elected, shall not cede any part of the state to its invaders, using the same courage and commitment that his boss has demonstrated.