By Isaac Uzaan
The people of Chôngo-Tiev (MINDA) in Benue Northwest Senatorial district (Zone B) have accepted to pitch tent with the frontline governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress APC, Rev Fr Dr Hyacinth Iormem Alia in his quest to salvage the Benue political clime which has hitherto remained very unbeneficial to the people.
They made this known Tuesday May 10, 2022 at the Makurdi residence of a Party Chieftain and leader of APC in Zone B, Chief Akange Audu when Fr. Dr Hyacinth Alia, with his entourage, visited to notify them of his political intention and seek their consent and blessings to run the race smoothly and possibly win the seat.
Speaking on behalf of the Jechira people, ElderJoseph Igo Yawe and Elder John Penda, Chairmen Vandeikya and Konshisha Elders’Forum respectively presented Fr. Dr Hyacinth Iormem Alia to the people of Chôngo-Tiev and appreciated them for their willness to let go to Jechira the juicy totem of governorship which they have been holding for the past seven years.
They continued that after proper assessment and thorough scrutiny, the Kunav people who have been favoured by micro zoning to produce the next governor, settled for Fr. Dr Hyacinth Iormem Alia whom they described as a humble, law abiding and qualified for the job, appealing that Fr. Alia should be considered and supported to win the race.
On his part, Rev. Fr. Dr Hyacinth Alia expressed profound gratitude to the people of Chongo Tiev saying he has come to reveal himself to them, notify them of his political intention and seek their consent and blessings to run the governorship race in the state. “God has called me to expand the good work of healing the sick, casting out demons and setting the afflicted free to cover the entire Benue and stop limiting it within the four walls of the church. The Bible says When the righteous rule, the people rejoice. God has sent me to bring peace to the troubled areas and I am so determined to bring that peace to Benue State and send those who have been displaced back to their ancestral homes. By my calling, I have been setting the afflicted free, now Benue has long been afflicted with poverty, insecurity, backwardness and general infrastructural deficit, God has asked me to step in and set my people free.”
In their separate responses, Rev. Pastor Dr. Fredrick Ikyaan for Gwer West, Prof. Jonathan Uever for Gwer East, Elder Omega Orti for Makurdi and Prince Andy Uwouku for Guma thanked the Jechira people for their thoughtful decision, saying Fr. Dr Hyacinth Alia is generally accepted by Benue people and that the voice of the people is the voice of God. They lamented the level at which insecurity has ravaged the area, calling on Benue people to go out and register for their PVCs preparatory for voting Fr. Dr Hyacinth Iormem Alia who, according to them is the only aspirant that has the potentials to entrench peace and guarantee security of lives and property for the people of Benue State.
Earlier in a welcome address, the leader of APC in zone B, Chief Akange Audu welcome Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Alia and his entourage, describing the project as a major one.
Others who spoke at the event include the leader of Team Alia and former Chairman Guma local government, Hon. Dr Ade Shorbo, Hon. Mrs Juliana Anja and Hon. Orshoja Yongokaa amongst others.
Media Aide to Rev Fr Dr Hyacinth Alia
Tuesday May 10, 2022