Benue South: Only a Mad Man Will Undermine His People, Moro Replies Abounu

Press Statement

Former Minister of Interior Comrade Abba Moro has asked the Benue State Deputy Governor Mr. Benson Abounu to short up and think of how to promote and protect the interest of his people  instead of working at cross purpose with them.

Reacting to the attack on him by Abounu over the Benue South rerun election between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Congress (APC) , Moro said Abounu has no reason to ask former President of the Senate Senator David Mark to withdraw from the contest .

Moro who is the Director General of Mark campaign Organisation said: “Abounu knows the interest of our people. He was around when political stakeholders in Benue South overwhelmingly endorsed Senator Mark to contest the election in September 2014. Abounu neither protested nor challenged the decision.

“If not for some funny circumstances that propelled Daniel Onjeh to pick APC Senatorial form to fulfill all righteousness, who is Onjeh to stand election against Senator Mark?.

“Abounu in his heart of hearts knows that there was really no contest between Senator Mark and Onjeh in the first instance. But What ever the circumstances that led to the nullification of the election by the Appeal Tribunal over the signature of the returning officer, It is instructive to people who forget their yesterday for a port of porridge today to remember that a day of reckoning will always come.

“I dare say that only a mad man works against his people. Whatever, wherever, the interest of the people is, any responsible leader must respect such. This quest for immediate gain is not sustainable.

“However, let me honestly thank Abounu for at least admitting that Mark attracted some good projects  some at various stages of completion to Benue South including appointments into boards and parastatals of Federal government agencies. At least the narrative is now changing from he has not done anything to some projects yet to be completed.

“I do not like name dropping but since Abounu mentioned the Minister of Agriculture Chief Audu Ogbeh in his narrative, let him also confirm from our respected Chief  Ogbeh who nominated him for the post of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he hitherto presided.

“Abounu must be reminded that the Idoma people are watching. Nigerians are watching those who would mortgage the interest of their people for personal gains.

“Whatever the situation is, I make bold to say that as a proud Idoma man, that no external influence or forces can foist anybody on Idoma people. No outsider can love us more than we love ourselves. Abounu should tell his co-travelers that the Idoma people cannot be tele-guided. We have spoken in our vote for Senator Mark.

Comrade Abba Moro

Director General, David Mark Campaign Organisation




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