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2015: Suswam owes it to Benue State to run for Senate - CBCC

By Agbese Philip

The Concerned Benue Citizen Coalition (CBCC) has warned that Benue State Governor, Rt. Hon. Gabriel Suswam would be breaching his social contract if he fails to contest and represent the Benue North East Senatorial District.

The group said the governor owes it to Benue state to return to the National Assembly where he once did the state proud and must not fail to accept the growing requests from well meaning persons and groups that have identified him as a choice candidate for the seat.

CBCC said in a statement issued on Sunday that such failure could trigger a revolution among, not just the youths of the district but other, youths across the state as the state would have lost the potential for quality representation if Rt. Hon. Suswam refuses to run for Senate.

The statement by the National President of CBCC, Comrade Philip Agbese said “Dr. Suswam's experience in the House of Representative, which has further been boosted during his two tenures as governor must not be allowed to go to waste as the people still need his indispensible contribution to local and national issues.”

“We urge the Benue state governor not to allow pedantic dispositions of those who may not recognize his worth to discourage him from running for Senate come 2015 when his tenure would have ended as a governor. Those who may argue against Dr. Suswam heading to the Senate can only base their arguments on ethnic sentiments and other impractical considerations.” CBCC said.

The group said the transformation that Rt. Hon. Suswam has been able to bring about in Benue state is a testament of what he is capable of achieving for the country in tandem with those who would likely be his colleagues if he agrees to take the shot for Benue North East Senatorial seat.

It said “We must emphasize at this stage that Governor Suswam has no business thinking about any form of retirement when his present tenure expires as he is still far too young to consider such. He must thus immediately set machinery in motion to ensure that his teeming supporters are not disappointed or kept endlessly in suspense while they await the final declaration of his intent to contest with bated breath.

“Youth in Benue state, particularly those from the governor's district have thus resolved to mobilize ahead of such that the governor would heed the growing call for him to continue representing the interest of the state. Any refusal of the governor to run will thus see these youths occupying strategic places until the governor complies.” CBCC said.

Comrade Philip Agbese
Naitional President, CBCC