By Kingsley Okoye
An elder statesman, Prof. Dickson Akoh, has congratulated Benue Governor-elect, Rev. Fr Hyacinth Alia, and his Deputy, Dr Sam Ode, on their victory at the just-concluded governorship election in the state.
Akoh, in a congratulatory message issued in Abuja on Tuesday, said that Alia’s emergence as governor-elect was a confirmation of the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the state for positive change and development.
According to him, Alia’s victory signifies the birth of a new Benue where democratic dividends and tangible development are expected to prevail over mediocrity and under-development.
Akoh expressed confidence in the ability of the governor-elect to change the rhetoric in Benue through human capital and infrastructural development in all nooks and crannies of the state.
He said Alia’s intimidating credentials would, in no distant time, become manifest in the state.
He advised the governor-elect to assemble a credible team of technocrats and policy makers with vast experience into the governance of the state so as not to dash the high expectations and the goodwill, as demonstrated by those who elected him.
Akoh also congratulated all the House of Assembly members-elect on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
He urged them to be prepared to give their best in enacting laws that would meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the state.
The Oyachaba K’Idoma also felicitated the APC leader in the state, Sen. George Akume, and the Chairman, Austin Agada, for working round the clock to secure the landmark victory for the party.
He also commended major stakeholders and the entire APC family for the party’s victory which, he said, was well-deserved. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Emmanuel Afonne and ‘Wale Sadeeq