The Igede’s apex socio-cultural youth body has demanded for the position of Zone C senatorial seat, come 2023.
In a statement signed by it’s Publicity Secretary, Amb. Smith Akoko and the President; Comr. Andyson Iji Egbodo dated 9th March, 2022, the group in clear terms made their stand known concerning Zone C Senatorial seat.
Igedeonline.com brings you the press release as published by the aforementioned, below
“After a painstaking deliberation in an expanded meeting of Igede Youth Council (IYC) – a socio-cultural umbrella body of all Igede youths – that was held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in Oju LGA, crucial resolutions were made. On the basis of those resolutions, Igede youth hereby:
1. Demand the zoning of the Benue South Senatorial seat to Old Oju geopolitical bloc of the state’s Zone C in the spirit of equity, fairness and justice;
“2. Challenge the rest two geopolitical blocs, Old Otukpo and Old Okpokwu, to domesticate the universal principles of equity, justice and fairness – which constitute the mantra upon which the Benue South is asking for governorship in 2023 – by making an official statement relinquishing the senatorial seat to the Igede speaking axis of the zone on Friday, 11th March, 2023 in the planned Makurdi BRM mega rally;
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“3. Believe that the good people of Benue South must not be seen to be pretentious on equity in getting the dues of Zone C from the larger Benue when the zone is not seen practising same in the home front; and
“4. Lastly challenge Old Okpokwu and Old Otukpo to demonstrate brotherhood in announcing the zoning of the Senatorial seat to Old Oju and order all senatorîal aspirants including the incumbent, Distinguished Sen. Abba Moro that are not from Old Oju axis to step down in the spirit of the new world order of equity, fairness and justice.
Will this humble request by the Igede youths be honoured? It’s a question that only time can answer.
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