Alia to past Benue governors: You took Benue 40 years backwards

Benue state governor, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, Thursday, acknowledged the state’s historical underdevelopment, attributing it to past administrations. He emphasized that their failure to address challenges led to a setback of 40 years.

Addressing a crowd in the Jechira constituency, during the thank-you tour, Governor Alia highlighted the ongoing transformation in the state.

He described it as a divine effort aimed at restoring Benue’s lost glory. 

“The administration’s achievements in school renovations, hospital improvements, road construction, and electricity provision are just the beginning.

Governor Alia also praised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s initiatives for national development. He emphasised the importance of uplifting unemployed youth through training programs, including Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Former National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), now an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Barnabas Gemade, expressed strong support for Governor Alia.

He declared that Alia should run unopposed in 2027, citing the governor’s impressive scorecard, which rivals that of past leaders like Aper Aku.