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2023: Benue Deputy Gov, Abounu Joins Governorship Race





The Deputy Governor of Benue State, Benson Abounu, has declared his intention to succeed his principal, Governor Samuel Ortom.

Abounu made this known on Friday after obtaining his nomination and expression of interest forms  at the state headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Markurdi.

He stated that his reason for joining the governorship race is to contribute to the growth and development of the state, adding that he has the experience and education qualifications to govern the state.

He said: “I’ve been a Special Advisor in the state in one administration, Commissioner for two times in another administration and now Deputy Governor for two times in the current administration.


“With the experience behind me, with my level of education and with my level of social interaction in the state, and knowing precisely what it takes to take our state to the next level, I think I am very vast in terms of experience and knowledge to be able to govern Benue State.

The deputy governor revealed that he has a smooth relationship with governor Ortom, saying that both of them have not had to quarel in nearly seven years.

He said: ”Between me and my governor, in nearly seven years, we have not had one single quarrel. My Governor understands me and I understand him. We are together in virtually everything that we do”.


“As I talk to you, we have no problems with each other at all and therefore I believe, since he knows that I believe in all the things that he believes in. I think he will not have any problem at all to cede power to me”.

Abounu promised to transform the agricultural and education sectors in the state and address the security challenges facing the North-Central state.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.

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