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Benue PDP guber candidate unveils blueprint

“Uba served as speaker of the Benue assembly for two terms while Ngbede served as a commissioner for eight years…”

• January 12, 2023

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Benue, Titus Uba, on Wednesday in Makurdi unveiled his blueprint christened ‘Soil As Our Oil’.

Mr Uba said the blueprint is anchored on two critical issues of security and economic development of the state leveraging agriculture. He noted that every blueprint comes with a slogan that gives direction to any administration.

According to him, every section of the country is uniquely endowed, with Benue having good soil for agricultural activities.

“This informed our decision to choose the slogan. We do not have a bogus blueprint. Our blueprint is anchored on only two critical issues,” stated Mr Uba.

The governorship candidate said he would leverage mechanised agriculture and the rich available natural resources to develop Benue.

Governor Samuel Ortom said the blueprint captured all areas of Benue’s needs beyond what is contained and addressed in his administration’s policy document.

“The document will be of immense value to people of the state,” Mr Ortom said. The governor expressed optimism that Mr Uba and his running mate, John Ngbede, would do better than him, given their experiences in governance.

“Uba served as speaker of the Benue assembly for two terms while Ngbede served as a commissioner for eight years, and he even served as the state chairman of PDP for several years,” the Benue governor explained. “So, the terrain of governance is surely a familiar one.”


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