By Matthew Ajai-Kume
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State for 2023 general elections, Titus Uba has said he constructed a bridge at Beer community, Wacham 1 in Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State.
A statement by Uba’s Chief Press Secretary, Wuese Orshi, made available to newsmen Tuesday said: “It has become necessary and compelling for me to respond to comments made in reaction to a post by the Special Advisor to the governor on Media, Sir Terver Akase entitled “TITUS UBA: PRIMED FOR BENUE’S TOP JOB.
“In the above post, Mr Akase mentioned the construction of a bridge across Wacham stream among numerous other projects executed by Rt. Hon. Uba.
“Rather than go into research to unravel the authenticity or otherwise of this claim, the trio of Agav Igbadio, Nyor Jude Teryima and Jeremiah Jeren outrightly denied that the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly and PDP governorship flagbearer, Rt Hon Titus Uba didn’t construct the Wacham bridge in Mbakyaha Council Ward.
“This claim by Agav, Jeren and Teryima is not only laughable but also ridiculous! Their comments smacks of mischief with intent to mislead the public.
“We wish to point out that there are two bridges along that road. The bridge constructed by Rt Hon Titus Uba is situated at a community known as Beer (Wacham 1).”
According to the statement, “while we acknowledge the fact that Herman Hembe also constructed a bridge along that same road at Wacham 2, around Akor Afate, apparently, the trio of Agav Igbadio, Nyor and Cheren were in a rush to impress their paymasters without bothering to verify from members of that community.”
“Uba has so many verifiable projects to his credit and will not lay claim to a bridge constructed by another person, while he therefore, advises them to retract their comments and tender an unreserved apology to the public on account of this misinformation,” the statement concluded.