By Sunday Ogli, Makurdi
FORMER presidential aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC and business mogul, Chief Moses Ayom, has emerged President of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT chapter of Kunav Development Association, KUDA.
Ayom who emerged president of the association unopposed in an election held in Abuja last weekend, dedicated his victory to Jesus Christ, Son of the Most High who he said recently appeared to him; the Benue State Governor-Elect, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia and the Tor Tiv, HRM, Orchivirigh Prof James Ayatse among other first class traditional rulers in the state.
Speaking with newsmen on his emergence in Makurdi on Thursday, Ayom who is the leader of the Middle Belt agitation for presidency said he will use his wealth of experience as a major tool to bring development to the door steps of his people and indeed Benue State as a whole.
The business mogul who is the Outstanding Advocate of Chinese/Nigerian Relations said he would collaborate with his business partners, who form part of an international network to bring innumerable skill acquisition programmes into Benue.
Ayom who also holds the title of Ozo Igbo Ndu 1, noted that one of his business consortiums, Cherry Wood, a furniture concern was already oiling its machines preparatory to move to Benue state within the first 100 days of the incoming administration, led by Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia.
While sueing for peace among the people of the state to allow development to thrive, Chief Ayom, however, noted that he will consult with his brother, the Governor-Elect after he has been sworn into office on areas of collaboration as well as initiatives on how to support the state in taking the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs back to their ancestral homes and their farm lands.
He further explained that he will roll out more plans on how he intends to support and partner the incoming government during his inaugural ceremony to be attended by the Tor Tiv; the Ter U Kunav and Tor Jechira who had predicted all that has taken place.
Recall that shortly before he was elected the KUDA President, the Tor Tiv had caused all the first class traditional rulers in his domain to place their hands on him and pour out the blessings of the Tiv nation upon him.
At the occasion, the Tor Tiv had also advised Chief Ayom to always stand on the truth wherever he found himself and most importantly, live and operate with the fear of God.