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Reason I Decided To Quit The Pulpit For Politics – Catholic Reverend Father Speaks


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The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia has said that the terrible situation in the state made him quit the pulpit and join politics.

The Catholic Church priest explained that he has a goal to turn around the state into a better place and liberate the people from poverty.

Alia stated this on Sunday in a press briefing at Makurdi. According to him, he intends to lift the people of Benue from poverty.

He said, “I have a good cause to step out from the podium (pulpit) to do what I am doing because our state is in a bad shape. We have a responsibility to bring betterment for our state.

“Benue is too rich to be poor, to do anything less will be not to appreciate what God has done for us. My government will be centred on seven pillars – the foremost is to secure lives and property.

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Unveiling his blueprint, the clergyman said that his security plan would evolve a policy resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons, strengthen the implementation of the anti-open grazing law of the state as well as introduce the use of automated security systems among others to tackle the insecurity in the state.