Activities are now at the top gear in the Country as General Elections draw closer.
Political gladiators are gradually coming to the rig to show case their talents especially on how to mobilize would be voters to support their aspirations of becoming Governor or elected representatives in their states.
In the race we have the contenders and Pretenders that are jostling to the lead the people in 2023.
Unlike other states of the federation, Benue state has not been lucky to have elected a God fearing person as the governor after the late Reverend Father Moses Adasu In 1991.
The State has been battling with poverty , unemployment among the highly educated youths to the recent insecurity which is almost crippling the state due to leadership failure of successful administrations .
To this end, a humanitarian catholic Priest , Reverend Father Hyacinth Iormen Alia has been called upon by Youths in the State to declare his intention to contest for the governorship position in 2023.
According to the youths, beside his good Will , the Reverend Father has miraculous work of healings which has greatly benefitted common people in the state .
The youths in their thousands under different names and umbrellas said the state is facing a critical moment that deserves urgent attention from the clergyman to rescue it from total collapse .
Different group of people including orphans, widows and the aged from various communities in Benue State and beyond have greatly benefitted from the humanitarian gestures of the Reverend Father Alia without discrimination.
Alia is a lover of peace and a man of the people who according to many would be able to bring the needed peace to Benue State which has witnessed un explained and mysterious attacks in the recent times adding that the clergy will heal the land .
Reverend Father Alia according to opinion survey conducted by a Socio- political group in Benue State, ‘The Benue Vision ‘ said he remains top among the other contestants based on his accessibility, humane dispositions and accountability in all endeavors in both his in service to God and humanity .
Reverend Father Alia if given the mandate will unite the people of the state there by bring every tribe together to forge common goals for the over all development of the state.
As a Catholic Priest his friendship and hands of fellowship has cut across the state and beyond this can be harnessed for the benefits of every body irrespective of political and religious background as people will be rest assured that Alia will ensure freedom of worship and association with out any let or hindrance .
As the support for the Reverend Father continues to swell among residents of the state , indigenes in diaspora had also be urged to join the call for the rescue mission in 2023 for the State to be better .
By Ademu Usman Idakwo
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