The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Titus Uba on Sunday assured that his administration would sustain the Benue State Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.
This according to Uba, would ensure the security of the people and the farming populace who are eager to ensure massive food production for the state and Nigeria at large.
The Guber candidate stated this at the reception organised by the PDP after a Thanksgiving Service at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral Gboko, for candidates of the party in the coming general elections.
He said the law was the only legal backing for the people to resist the planned colony by Fulani herdsmen against the state and her citizens.
Uba also promised to build on the achievements of the Ortom government for a greater development of the state.
Governor Samuel Ortom while speaking at the occasion, declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state would have no competitors or rivals in the coming 2023 general elections.
Ortom noted that the failure of the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress, APC, to submit the Vandeikya Local Government Area, LGA, membership register, which is where its governorship candidate hails from, to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as stipulated by the Electoral Act had already knocked the party out of the race.
The governor expressed that, while the APC governorship aspirants had approached the courts to nullify the alleged skewed primary election that produced the governorship candidate of the party, the PDP was consolidating on the success of its rancour free primaries and providing purposeful leadership in the state.
“It is obvious that we have no competitors or rivals in the state because as a government, we are doing well and as a party we have produced credible and acceptable candidates ahead of the general elections while the APC are still fighting over a shambolic primaries that didn’t hold in the first place.”
“The governorship candidate of the PDP in the state, Titus Uba and his running mate, Sir John Ngbede are vastly experienced personalities whose wealth of experience stood them out as a team that would build on my achievements and take the state to greater height.
“The socio-economic and security crisis the ruling APC has plunged the country into, I want to urged Nigerians to register in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), and obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), so that we can all vote out this APC led Federal Government that has brought us nothing but pain, tears and suffering after taking us from the top to the bottom,” Ortom expressed.
Meanwhile, Senator Abba Moro who spoke for the Federal lawmakers in the state, declared that the people of Benue South Senatorial District who had earlier canvassed the ceding of the governorship seat to the district, had declared their unflinching support for the Uba/Ngbede ticket, saying the PDP remains the only political platform that avails the people limitless and equal opportunities for all.