Benue youth group endorses Peter Obi


By Sunday Ogli, Makurdi

GROUP under the aegis of Benue Youth Forum, BYF, has endorsed the presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi for the Saturday presidential election.

President of BYF, Terrence Kuanum, in a statement after a town hall meeting by the group on Wednesday, said Mr Obi is the only candidate disposed to tackling the plethora of challenges facing the country and Benue in particular.

“We reiterate our support for Peter Obi’s candidature and make it bold to say we are going out in our numbers come Saturday, February 25 to cast our votes for him to give him the well-deserved mandate to drag Nigeria out of the abyss,” Kuanum said.

He urged the people of Benue to shun the other presidential candidates, especially Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who he said has on different occasions, justified the killings in Benue as he has no intention of putting an end to the incessant massacre of the people if elected, “even though we are sure that he has no chance of winning the election.

“The BYF also calls on Benue people to vote Governor Ortom for the Benue North-West senatorial seat as well as other PDP candidates in the national assembly elections.”

The Forum urged the electorate to beware of those who are romancing with enemies of the state and show their anger at the ballot by voting only those who are interested in the security and welfare of the people.

“We also advise the people to shun those who have promised to cede our ancestral lands to Fulani herders and vote Rt. Honourable Titus Uba of the PDP in the Governorship election and other candidates of the party for the House of Assembly polls come March 11, 2023.

“There is no doubt that this election is about the survival of our people and the future of the country. We cannot fold our arms and watch our people being misled into making mistakes that shall cost us more years of anguish.

“That is why we expect all to queue behind Governor Ortom who has seen the light and is leading the state to the path where our penury shall be over,” the group stated.