BY Anayima Abo
Senator representing Benue North East Senatorial District, Dr. Gabriel Suswam has urged the youths to prepared themselves so that they will take over the number one seat in the state come 2023.
Senator Suswam who made his feeling known in Tse-Agberagba, Konshisha Local Government Area during a reception in his honour organised by a group known as Zone A Decision for Suswam.
The former Governor of Benue State noted that the future of the youths would be doomed if they allow a grandfather to become their Governor in 2023, stating that a young person would understand current trends and challenges in governance and be able to also cope with the stress associated with the office of Governor.
He acknowledged the youths of Konshisha, Zone A and Benue in general for their support at all times, saying he would collaborate with Governor Ortom to ensure they get their fair share in the allocation of resources.
“As part of my efforts to relieve parents in Zone A of the burden of school fees, he had instituted a scholarship for undergraduates and forms were being distributed in that regard” Suswam added.
In his address, Governor Samuel Ortom said he, Suswam and other leaders were working together to make the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP stronger to be able to win all elections in 2023.
He noted that under his leadership, those aspiring for Governor under the PDP would be encouraged to go about their ambition peacefully and in unity, saying a level playing field would be provided for aspirants and the Benue people would decide who governs them.
He disclosed that proactive step towards addressing concerns raised by the youths during the EndSARS protests have been taken by his administration by constituting and inaugurating a state steering committee to organise a three day youth summit saying “i will personally be there to hear from the youths what their concerns are and the way forward”