As Suswam’s Cousin leads delegation
The senatorial bid of Mr. Andrew Ayabam has received a boost as youth from the Benue North-East Senatorial District (Zone A), have resolved to pay for his expression of interest and nomination forms under the platform of the All Progressive Congress ( APC ), tomorrow.
Speaking to journalists in makurdi, the leader of the group, Mr. Ati Kengkeng, said the youth in appreciation of Ayabam’s commitment to youth empowerment and job creation, the least they would do was to purchase the form as sign of encouragement.
According to him, Ayabam’s decision to enter the foray of politics has brought a glimmer of hope for the youth of the zone who have in turn decided to go all out to support him for his dedication to them.
“We have decided to put together money to purchase the expression of interest and nomination forms for Mr. Andrew Ayabam to show him our appreciation of his love for youth. For a long time in the history of the state, there has never been anyone so interested in issues concerning the younger generation like Ayabam”. He said.
Kengkeng who hails from the same council ward as the Benue state governor, Gabriel Suswam, said his support for Ayabam is not intended to spite the governor who is indeed his cousin but a move to ensure that “round pegs are put in round holes”.
“As a youth from Logo local government my aim is not just to antagonise my cousin who is also in the race as many will look at it however, my belief is that leadership is a gift and we must appreciate quality leadership which is what we the youth have seen in Ayabam, it is time to put round pegs in round holes. With the little he had, we saw what he did, it is time to give him larger responsibility so he can do more”. Kengkeng added.
The youth activist also enjoined all well meaning youth in the state especially Zone A to come out tomorrow to show support . He further enjoined the youth to ensure that the forthcoming elections produce credible and accountable leadership by actively participating in the voting exercise as well as guarding their votes after voting.