Idoma in Edo seek equity in Benue politics

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By Francis Onoiribholo

Idoma Global Network (IGN), a Socio- Cultural Organisation formed by Idoma people of Benue State, based in Benin City, has decried the age-long marginalisation of Idoma ethnic group in the state politics.

The National Co-ordinator of IGN, Ese Adai, in a statement in Benin warned that any attempt to continue to undermine the Idoma race in the political affairs of Benue State would jeopardise the support and harmonious relationship between Idoma and the Tiv brothers.

The group while lauding the effort of Senator David Mark in ensuring that the Idoma people of the state are accorded their right of place in the scheme of things urged other leaders to come together in achieving this aim.

“We believe that it is only pertinent in the spirit of fairness, equity and justice that the next governor of the state be zoned to Benue South, a zone that has always supported not only the political aspiration of the Tivs but also contributed economically to the socio-economic development of the state,” the Co-ordinator stated.

It would be recalled that Senate President David Mark, and other notable sons and daughters of Idoma extraction have insisted on producing the next governor of Benue, arguing that since the creation of the state 38 years ago no single Idoma has been given the opportunity to occupy the number one seat of the state.

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