By Our Reporter
Erstwhile Senator representing Benue North East Senatorial District, Egnr. Barnabas Gemade, has intensified his consultations for the governorship contest in Benue State. This is as he met the APC Stakeholders in Sankera under the leadership of Col. Edwin Jando.
Senator Gemade who met the group recently in Makurdi said he made genuine effort and contributions towards uplifting the people of the area.
While expressing concern about the insecurity in Sankera, Gemade disclosed that he made concerted efforts in curbing the situation while at the red chambers. He however, insisted that security issues can better be handled by the Chief Executive and assured that the area would return to peace if he becomes governor in 2023.
The Voice Politics reports that the former Senator also promised to tackle insecurity by involving the youths of the area in gainful ventures and proper education, as well as develop infrastructural facilities such as health, education, agriculture, and road construction to revamp the economy.
The Nom Iyange i Tiv added that, he intends to bring back the lost glory and culture of Tiv nation , which he said has made the people to lose relevance in the scheme of things as the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria.
“I want to also state categorically that my mission is to continue from where the past governors have done their best and stopped, not to rescue anything, but to build up and do better, he concluded”.
Responding on behalf of the group, Rtd Col. Edwin Jando, thanked the Senator for availing himself for the service of his father land.
Speaking separately, Honourables Solomon Wombo and Jonathan Agbidye who spoke for Katsina-Ala, both expressed happiness over the development particularly his intention to revamp the state at the time it needed a mature leadership. He added that his works, selfless lifestyle, experience, and integrity would earn him the seat. While Rt. Hon. Paul Biam who spoke for Ukum said, the people will be unfair to Gemade if they did not accept and work for him to be governor.
Also, the Ikyuen i Ukum, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Udende in his contribution said Gemade has diagnosed the problem of Sankera and must be supported because he will know the exact solution to proffer.
Others who accompanied the Senator to the meeting were Chief Theophilus Adzaagee, Elder Samuel Ugela, Hon. Henry Adoboh, Hon Anta Igbaato, Hon. Terngu Shawon, and two personal aides of Senator Gemade, Mr Yagba Godfrey Yagba and Solo Dzuah.