Benue Elects New Official

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  • as Chieftain Predicts Resurgence of Party

George Okoh in Makurdi

The Benue State chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has elected Mr John Ngbede as its state party Chairman.

Ngbede, a former Commisioner for Works in the state, was a running mate to the party’s governorship standard bearer in the 2015 governorship election.

At the state congress held at the PDP state office in Makurdi after the party alleged that the state government had denied them access to state owned venues in the state, the party through a consensus unanimously endorsed Ngbede as its chairman.

In an acceptance speech, Ngbede called on all PDP members to join hands with him to move the party forward.
He also pledge to collaborate with all PDP members so as to return the party to power in 2019.

Meanwhile, a former governorship aspirant of the party and frontline member of the party in the state, Dr. Tivlumum Nyieste, has described the success of the ward local and state congresses of the PDP across the country as genuine sign of reform going on in the party.