Benue Governor-Elect, Alia Receives Certificate Of Return

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Governor-elect of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia has been presented with his certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Deputy-elect, Sam Ode and thirty-two elected House of Assembly members also got their certificates in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

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Speaking after receiving his certificate, Alia said, “So I am very confident that the members elect will make a transition and work friendly enough and much beneficial for the great people of Benue. I remain hopeful in an Assembly that will produce and create avenues for peace, economic growth by making all assertions meaningful for the State. We will apply this trust maximally, optimally to the benefit of the State.”

Fr. Alia went on to promise the people of Benue good governance, saying “we will not take this trust of yours for granted. We remain indebted to all who made this day possible. We will remain loyal and patriotic to the tenets of our nation. We will remain faithful and great citizens of the State and nation.

“We look forward to working with different groups and all parties in the State. We are looking forward to taking our state to heights. We must all be architects of a new face of Benue. We need to make the civil service which is the engineer room of the State functional.”

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The exercise was supervised by the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Mr. Festus Okoye.

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