Suswam’s Deputy starts 2015 governorship campaign

Posted: January 21, 2013 in BENUE, political, Uncategorized
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Makurdi, the Benue state capital was yesterday awash with posters of
Chief Steven Lawani , Governor Gabriel Suswam’s deputy,indicating his
gubernatorial ambition come 2015.

The posters pasted at strategic places including all the roundabouts in the
town as well as some conspicuous establishments like gardens, electric
poles as well as walls of both private and public building has inscriptions
such as, “Makurdi Government House 2015, No vacancy”, “Steven Obekpa Lawani
for Governor Benue state”.

This is coming at the time the people of the Benue South senatorial
district predominantly Idoma are vigorously laying claims to the number one
seat come 2015 as according to them they had entered into a pact with the
incumbent Governor in 2011 hence the overwhelming votes they gave to him.

However, later in the day, Mr. Ejembi Oguche, press secretary to the Deputy
Governor was spotted along with a young man later learnt to be the Chief
Lawani’s relation removing and tearing off the posters.

Lawani contested against his principal in 2007 to succed Sen. George Akume
and came a distance 5th out of about ten contestants.

Series of calls put to Chief Lawani’s press secretary were ignored even as
a text message that reads; “Good day sir, Your Oga’s posters were spotted
in Makurdi town indicating he is canvassing for Governor of Benue come
2015. Later, you were spotted removing and tearing the posters. How come
about this sir?” sent to the same line saw no reply at the time of filing
this report.



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