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Benue Guber: Clergy vow to remove toga, say politics is dirty


…unviels 3 points agenda

By Francis Nansak

As permutations for who will take over from Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state in 2023,hots up a fifty years old clergy of the NKST church, Rev Isaac Adeyongu has unveiled his plans devoid of godfather.

Rev Adeyongu who is aspiring under the People Democratic Party, PDP spoke with correspondent in Abuja weekend after officiating the wedding of the son the a Permenant Secretary, Government House Administration, Mr Iangba.

He said he was prepared to remove toga, adding that politics is dirty by building mental images for a new Benue.

He asserted that he was fit and prepared for the rough edges of politicking in Benue, he however insisted on truth and honest leadership.

He says: “politics began from God. He gave Adam and Eve the power to rule, dominion over everything, so the mandate God was giving was to his children so that is where politics began.

I look at it from the perspective of a devine calling. When God calls you, he sends you and there is a particular mission he wants you to accomplish. So at the period of Rev Fr Moses Orshio Adasu, God called him and if you can recall back, it was during his short term that Benue state University was established. There are a few but tangible other small things that count under his administration, so, I am called for a particular political assignment. I know that our state is envisaged by the problem of herdsmen and other nagging problems of under development. I called them little problems because God has shown me the way and I know that if I come on board I will conquer.

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Adding, he traced the problem from lack of truth.

“I will build a mental image that will correspond to reality. In the first place, I am connected to God so I have 3 Point Agenda.
Number 1, Holiness, I know there cant be achievement or development without accountability, so by the time you speak the truth, and you stand by the truth and you build a mental image that corresponds to the reality then you will begin to see the fruit.

“Number 2, Infrastructure will come on board, you will see education.

“You see that the problem of education in Benue state is that three quarter of the people that comes out of the university don’t have jobs and nothing to motivate them that is why sometimes they are enticed to go into banditry and kidnapping and other unpleasant things.

“Number 3, I will industrialize Benue. Look at Taraku Mills, if you reactivate Taraku mills, in which am going to do, it will create employment opportunities and boast agriculture. I will bring industries like fruit juice industries, if you bring a tomato blending plant you can imagine how it will encourage the local farmers who plant tomatoes” He said.

When asked on what he will do with the godfathers?

He said “I am aware that godfather is important but I will dependent on God who has called me, I have told you earlier that this is a call to service, and so God has called me so I am not dwelling my energy so much on who to back me but I am strictly thinking of how I will go as God is directing me.

Further questions on how easy will that be considering the trouble Gov Samuel Ortom is facing, with both killer herdsmen and local opposition at home?

Rev Adeyongu said what Benue needs is a God fearing leadership. Benue needs a God sent governor not a godfather imposed.

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