May 23, 2024

No godfatherism in Labour Party – Benue gov candidate


The governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Benue State, Heman Hembe, has said that there is no godfatherism in the party.

Hembe stated this at the weekend during the flag-off of his campaign in Makurdi, the state capital, where he tongue-lashed the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration of the state over its alleged failure nature.

PUNCH reports that the governorship candidate noted with dismay how the PDP-led government in the state would demystify the Fulanis and still proceed to vote a Fulani man as its presidential candidate.

Hembe, who is representing Vandeikya/Konshisha federal constituency at the House of Representatives called on the people of the state to rally rounds the Labour Party which he said guaranteed better life for workers and the people in general.

He assured the people of the party’s promise to turn round the current debilitating situation plaguing the state.

“This generation will not deceive you, those candidates in the All Progressives Congress and the PDP are products of godfatherism and the biggest problem in Benue is godfatherism.

“Today, the same people who are shouting about the Fulanis, are the same people who voted Fulani as their party’s candidate.

“I and all of us on this stage today, are very opposed to anybody or person invading our land, we will not cede any inch of this land to anybody.

“Where there is war, there is development. In Borno State, the governor there has been fighting Boko Haram in the last six years. Borno is building schools, building bridges, our case cannot be different.

“Our pensioners cannot be different. Our pensioners cannot continue to go hungry and die everyday after serving the state meritoriously.

“The Labour Party that you see today is the party of the ordinary people, it is the party of the pensioners, party of the civil servants, party of the market women and traders.

“The party that takes pity in the ordinary people, the party that will bring you out of the situation where you are today,” Hembe stated.

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