By Matthew Ajai-Kume
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Benue State chapter is to inaugurate its state Campaign Council and Campaign Management Committee Monday, October 31, 2022.
A statement by the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Mr Bemgba Iortyom said: “Benue State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will formally inaugurate its campaign structures at the state level comprising the State Campaign Council and the State Campaign Management Committee, on Monday, 31st October, 2022 at the party’s State Secretariat in Makurdi.”
According to the statement, 168 member State Campaign Council will be inaugurated with Governor Samuel Ortom as Chairman, governorship candidate of the party in the 2023 elections, Titus Uba, as Vice Chairman, and State Secretary of the party, Dr Joseph Nyam as Secretary.
The statement partly read: “Acting State Chairman of the party, Hon. Isaac Mffo, Deputy Governor of the State, Engr. Benson Abounu, Deputy Governorship Candidate of the party in the 2023 elections, Sir John Ngbede serving members of the National and State Assembly, as well as 2023 candidates of the party at both legislative levels will serve as members on the Council.
“Also on the Council as members are Board of Trustees members of our great party, Senator David Mark, Chief Mrs Margaret Icheen, and Retired Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Ejiga, serving and former members of the National Executive Committee of the party, its State Youth Leader and State Woman Leader, as well as selected critical stakeholders.”
The statement noted that, its State Campaign Management Committee, which is a 16-member body will be inaugurated with Dr Cletus Tyokyaa as Director, Ediga Akpa as Secretary, with Maj. Gen. Gabriel Ode (Rtd) to serve as Deputy Director (Security & Intelligence) and Barr Mue Clement as Deputy Director (Legal Services).