The aspirant to the post of governor on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Paul Tavershima Angya, on Tuesday visited the Catholic bishop of Makurdi, diocese, Monsignor Wilfred Chirkpa Anagbe, to inform him of his intention to run for governor. from BÃ©nouÃ©.
Speaking during the visit, Dr Angya said the visit to Bishop House Makurdi was also aimed at soliciting the support and prayers of the Bishop and members of the Catholic community.
He noted that as a Christian he felt it necessary for him to introduce himself to the bishop to receive the spiritual blessing before embarking on his journey as governor.
He said Benue faces a myriad of challenges, the main one being insecurity, but if elected, he will use the security training he received at the National Institute for Security Studies to Try the challenge.
âThe only way for Benue to move forward successfully is to eradicate insecurity, and with the exposure that I have gained, I will be able to properly manage the security issue in the state.
Dr Angya commended Governor Samuel Ortom for his steadfastness in standing up for the people of Benue in the event of attacks and urged him to maintain his bold stance.
He said he would also explore economic potentials and develop the state through standardization in each sector.
The former Acting Director General of the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) said it was unfortunate that much of Benue’s agricultural products had been exported to Europe and other countries without the consent of the farmers, but once elected, he crafted policies to ensure that farmers benefited. on their products.
Dr Angya said that part of the problem Benue faced was the processing of agricultural products due to the lack of electricity, but when he became governor he would produce independent electricity to encourage investors to come to town. Benue.
He stressed the need to build good roads across the state to revive its tourism.
In response, Bishop Wilfred Anagbe said he was truly touched by Dr Angya’s visit to the bishop’s house and appreciated his coming to identify with the Catholic Church which he identified as his House.
He further blessed the aspirant and prayed that he would be successful in his endeavors.