Why Gov. Alia will get second tenure without stress – Gemade

A former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Barnabas Gemade, has said Governor Hyacinth Iormem Alia of Benue state would secure a second tenure in 2027 “without much stress.”

Gemade, while addressing APC supporters in Vandeikya, hinged his confidence on Alia’s achievements.

The governor is currently on a ‘thank you’ tour to Vandiekya and Konshisha local government areas.

Gemade said the Jechira people in particular, and Benue people in general, were solidly behind the government of Alia, adding that the administration had performed very well in the last one year.

“Alia’s scorecard is better than any governor in Benue; he is competing with Aper Aku who, before now, was number one,” he said.

In his remarks, Gov. Alia lamented the level of underdevelopment in the state, saying past administrations failed to develop it.

He said the massive transformation being witnessed in the state was divine and intended to restore the state’s lost glory.

“Many years ago, Benue was taken 40 years backward. In between, we had great heroes who came in to do their bits and set the people free.

“This is one of the reasons God wants you to join forces with a great few governors who have demonstrated love for their state and for humanity.

“We should bring development and bring our children back to the pedestal that should be in the classroom so that our tomorrow becomes very prosperous and futuristic.

“What we have done in the area of renovation of schools, hospitals, roads construction, provision of electricity among many others in the last one year is just a tip of the iceberg,” he said.

Alia commended President Bola Tinubu for “his laudable initiatives aimed at putting the country back on the fast lane of development.”

He said such lofty programmes were also targeted at improving the lives of the teeming unemployed youth to make them economically viable and employers of labour. (NAN)