2015: Suswam declares Senate bid

Governor Gabriel Suswam

Governor Gabriel Suswam

GOVERNOR Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, has formally declared his intention to contest the Benue North East senatorial election in the coming 2015 election.
The position is currently being occupied by the former national chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Barnabas Gemade.
Suswam who spoke, yesterday, at a special thanksgiving service organized for him at the NKST Church Ugba, in Logo local government area of Benue State, said he was compelled to run for the senatorial seat after several months of prompting by his kinsmen.
The governor said, “for a long time, you have been calling on me to formally declare for the Senate seat of our zone, because you said that it would not be in the interest of our people that I should finish my tenure as governor and remain idle. That is the reason I have come today to my immediate constituency to inform you that I have finally decided to run for the Senate in line with your wishes and demand.”
I would, therefore, enjoin every one of you to stand up, work hard and put in your best so that we can collectively achieve this dream together in the forthcoming elections.”
The Governor who said he was not going into the race to ruffle feathers or spite anybody, pointed out that he was going into the race to give the people of the zone quality representation at the next senate.

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