Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state is one and will remain one.
He stated this at a rally organized by the party in Makurdi to celebrate last Saturday’s ruling of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal that affirmed his victory. The governor debunked claims that the APC in the state is in crisis.
He added that there was no rift between leaders of the party in the state as it is being rumoured.
Giving his clarification, Alia noted that there was no crack in the party adding that the rumoured rift between his supporters and those of Senator George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, was all fallacy.
According to the Governor, such division does not exist in the party. He said, “All those who wish that there is a divide in Benue state politics, will be disappointed because there is no divide.
“APC in the State is one and will remain one. And we will continue to work as one and we will progress as one because we are one Benue.”
Insisting that “failure is not an option for me,” he said that he was elected to improve the lives of the state’s citizens and that he was doing everything in his power to make sure that did not happen. We cannot fail; we won’t fail; and we’ll never fail.
Speaking further, Alia added that his government had already taken action to enhance people’s lives, he said that his triumph was for the people. The state capital Makurdi’s 16 township roads, he promised, “will be finished by the end of November 2023,” according to his assurance.
“And already 100 buses have been procured for the state-owned Benue Links Transport Company; and the buses will be handed over to the Company, as soon as the state government takes delivery of all of them to ease transport for our people.”
The APC’s state chairman, Mr. Austin Agada, who was represented by zone A vice chairman Dr. Vincent Ujih, said the party’s leadership organized the gathering to celebrate with the governor following the Tribunal’s decision.