Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
26th January, 2023
Massive crowd welcomed the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate to Benue State on Thursday for his presidential campaign.
The venue of the event was filled to capacity as party faithful thronged the venue to support the APC’s presidential candidate.
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Plateau State governor and Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Governor Simon Bako Lalong, Deputy National Chairman (South) of the APC, Senator Abubakar Kyari and the state governorship candidate, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia were at the rally.
Other dignitaries at the rally included the APC Vice Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima; Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello; former Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Senator Barnabas Gemade, among others.
Speaking to the needs of Benue youths, Tinubu assured that his administration would ensure access to quality education and education loans to allow brilliant and indigent students to have higher education.
From his prepared speech which he didn’t read verbatim at the rally, Asiwaju again used his achievements in Lagos as governor as reason Benue people should vote for him, insisting that they will not be owed salaries. He also promised to end the problem of IDPs in the state.
“I am proud of what we accomplished in Lagos. I am so proud of it, I do not run off to live elsewhere. I live where my policies and programmes worked. Obi left Anambra because his policies and programmes failed. Just as we improved Lagos, we shall lead Nigeria to its greatest destiny.”
On his plans if elected president, Tinubu promised to establish agricultural and industrial hubs, which will help expand businesses and improve local incomes.
He also promised to make Benue a global leader in agriculture, bringing further income to the state.