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Benue Guber Candidate To Move Govt House If Elected

MAKURDI – Emmanuel Jime, a governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, has said as part of measures to check insecurity in the Sankera axis, he would move the state government house to the area as soon as he was sworn in as governor of the state.

The governorship candidate was reacting to the level of insecurity in Sankera axis, which, he said, has deteriorated since 2015. Sankera axis, he noted, has assumed the position of the ‘wild, wild, west’ in Benue.

Jime disclosed this while speaking in Katsina-Ala, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday in continuation of his electioneering campaign.

He explained that he came into the contest with the mindset of bringing peace to Benue and that the day he would be sworn in, he would move the Government House to the axis in order to ensure peace was restored in Sankera.

The APC candidate stated that one issue that has plagued the state WAS lack of social amenities as well as infrastructure.

He observed that despite claims by the state governor, Samuel Ortom, that if he could raise N107 billion, he would transform the state; the state has remained a pitiable sight after receiving much more from the Federation Account.

Jime further stated that after the state governor had collected about N402 billion, infrastructural decay has continued to stare the people of the state in the face.

He also insisted that funds accruing to the state has been mismanaged, arguing that while the wage bill of state stood at a little above N3 billion, the state government had made believe that it was above N7 billion.

The governor, however, said the good news was that he has come to deliver the people of the state from the ills of governance.

According to him, soon as he assumes office on May 29th, he would ensure that the agricultural fortunes of the state receive a boost.

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