By Sunday Iduh
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, who is also the Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Benue North West Senatorial District (Zone B), has appointed Mike Mku as his campaign director.
The campaign organization which also covers the seven local government areas of the zone was equally inaugurated.
The coordinators of the senatorial campaign team in the 7 local government areas of the Benue North-West Senatorial District include: John Enger, Guma; Iorhaanya Chabo, Gboko; Dr David Maor, Gwer-East.
Others are: Godwin Ayihe, Makurdi; Tsartor Pilamo, Gwer-West; Jiji Aluor, Tarka and Dr Adzer Abya for Buruku.
Performing the ceremony on Friday at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, Governor Ortom charged the coordinators to work closely and collectively to ensure victory for the PDP in the forthcoming general elections.
He expressed appreciation to the people of the zone for their support. “Thank you for the love you showed me and adopted me as the sole candidate of the party during the primaries. I will work for your interest at all times,” he stated.
The governor described the team as “veteran politicians and grassroots mobilizers. They have the capacity to deliver on their assignment. Women and youths will also be selected to be part of the campaign team.”
Governor Ortom, who reiterated his resolve to ensure that peace, justice and fairness prevails in the PDP, noted that the party was united in the state and poised for victory.
He called on the members of the party to remain focused and work hard so that the party would win from bottom to top at the 2023 elections.
Director of the Campaign Organization, Mku, thanked the governor for the confidence reposed in him and assured him of his commitment.
“I will do everything in my power to ensure that you emerge as Senator of Benue North-West as you have qualities that stand you out to offer effective representation, having excelled in your previous assignments.
“The Benue North-West Senatorial District is a familiar terrain to me and we will work hard for your victory. You are contesting as sole candidate without a strong challenger,” he maintained.
While congratulating the local government coordinators, he reminded them they were chosen by their people in trust and should work assiduously for the victory of the party.