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22 Oct 2017

Benue 2019: Idoma, Igede youths endorse Mike Onoja for Senate

As the preparation for the 2019 general election gathers momentum, youths of Idoma-Igede extraction haved called on elder statesman and renowned philanthropist, Chief Mike Onoja to contest for the Benue South Senatorial seat.

The group, under the auspices of Idoma Conscience said the one-time Federal Permanent Secretary and All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain is the only person that is capable of brining back the zone’s lost glory.

IC in a Statement signed by its coordinator, Wilson Onazi says, the Idoma-Igede Nation can not afford to toy with the future of the younger generation by allowing incompetent people who have failed in their previous assignments to continue in determining the future of the people of Benue South.

He said, “We have been in search for a credible leader, who will succeed Senator David Mark in 2019. In fact, we have set a precedence that the Idoma-Igede nation must send the most qualified persons to the National Assembly, both in the house of representatives and in the Senate. From our findings, we have discovered that the most qualified of all Idoma-Igede sons living is Chief Mike Okibe Onoja.”

Onazi says, the group shall lead a large delegation of over one thousand Idoma- Igede Youths across the Nine Local Government Areas of the Senatorial District to persuade Chief Mike Onoja to contest the Senate seat, 2019.

The statement further called on all well meaning Idoma-Igede sons and daughters to join in convincing Chief Onoja to accept the offer.

Chief Onoja has many titles conferred on him by the good people of Idoma community such as Agama Of Agila: The Ado traditional council in 1994 celebrated their son with the honorific title of Agama y’Agila, meaning War General of Agila.
Akanaba K’idoma: The Idoma Area traditional Council through the late His Royal Highness the Och’Idoma Agabeidu Abraham Ajene Okpabi conferred on him the title Akanaba K’Idoma meaning the Supporting pillar of Idoma land.

‘Mike Absolute’ as he was popularly called by his peers is a very successful man whose success flows not from his material possession but from his love and kindness and his invaluable contributions to the development of Nigeria in general and Benue state in particular.

He has over the years touched and changed many lives of Benue people irrespective of status, faces or ethnic coloration.
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