Former Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Sam Ode, has promised to make a difference in the development of Benue state if elected governor in 2023.
Ode who is contesting the Benue number one seat under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said he would also build confidence and trust among the people and politicians.
Ode who made this known in Makurdi Sunday during a dinner with members of the Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at his Makurdi residence, said he had been in the race for three times, served as Minister, adviser on local government and chieftaincy affairs, local government chairman, among others, noted he had the required experience to perform credibly when elected governor in 2023.
He urged those clamouring for secession to bury the hatchet and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to rebuild a virile nation for a better tomorrow.
He disapproved any move to dismember any part of the country, arguing that, “we shall continue to struggle it out, no matter what.
He said he was contesting the election in the state to make a change and transform Benue.
On whether zoning favour him Ode said Benue south Senatorial district where he is from since creation of the state has never produced governor.
“It is common knowledge that after creation of Benue from Benue/Plateau, power has never shifted to Benue south where I come from,” he added.
“Owing to this and my impeccable credentials am eminently qualified to clinch the number one seat of Benue. Be informed that besides these, I have the capacity to turn the dwindling fortune of the state towards enhancing accelerated development, if given the mandate.”