By Our Reporter
Benue youths have thrown their weight behind the candidature of Prof. Dennis Ityavyar for the governorship race in 2023.
They made their support known over the weekend during a get-together dinner to celebrate the new year organised for them by the Professor who is also the Benue State Commissioner for Education, at his residence in Makurdi.
Addressing the youths, Prof. Ityavyar said youths were critical players in any political set up who cannot not be ignored.
He disclosed that the main focus of the dinner was to identify with and appreciate the youths for their sustained support to him as Commissioner and to rekindle their love for each other.
Prof Ityavyar further expressed gratitude to the Governor and the entire Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, family for the opportunity given him to serve his people and promised a result oriented service to them.
“The essence for you to come here today is nothing but for us to have time to socialize. There are so many persons I could not see during the Christmas period, but seeing them now, I am so happy.
“This gathering will be informal, we will just talk with each other, we will renew our love for each other and dine together”, he said.
The various groups like the Tyoshin PDP Youths, Under 17, Eunice Sons and Daughters, Idoma Youth Forum, Jechira Gubernatorial Movement, Benue Motorcycle Association (BENMOA), Ortomatic Influencers, National Union of Benue Students and others, in their various reactions commended the initiative of the to organize the dinner and declared their support for him Commissioner to run for the office of the governor in 2023.
In a vote of thanks, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Basic Education, Samuel Tarnongo, appreciated the youths for turning out en masse for the dinner.
He noted that, the Commissioner was no doubt suitable for greater assignments, adding that 2023, the Commissioner’s ambition will be actualized with the help of God.