SENATE 2019: AKOH ADVOCATES FOR OLD OKPOKWU AND OJU

SENATE 2019: AKOH ADVOCATES FOR OLD OKPOKWU AND OJU
* Proposes An Endowment Fund to cater for Onov’s Children

As the tussle for 2019 approaches, so many eavesdropping, particularly imagined fabrications, have filled the Benue political firmament. Amidst these permutations, the National Commandant of the Nigeria Peace Corps, Ambassador Dickson Akoh disabused the mind of the general public, over the rumoured 2019 Senatorial ambition.

Speaking to journalists, during his condolence visit to the Benue APC Secretariat over the demise of Mr Tyuulugh Onov, the Party State Secretary, Akoh said, he has no intention to contest the 2019 elections, rather the final harmonisation and assent to the Peace Corps Bill is his priority and desire, because that will be more beneficiary not just to Benue South or Benue but to the entire Nigeria Youths.

According to Amb. Akoh, he believes in fair play and power sharing in politics, and that Otukpo has taken more than enough shares of the political cornucopia in Benue South. He further states that, since the re-emergence of democratic governance in 1999, it is Otukpo that has been dominating the senatorial seat to the disadvantage of the other local government in the zone. As such, he will support any candidate for Senate that will emerge outside the old Otukpo comes 2019.

Answering question on the #40,000 collected from jobless Youth, the Peace Ambassador states, The Nigeria police force is only trying to make news and maliciously discredit the good efforts, that is going to yield positive impact for Nigerians. It has been on record that the Nigerian Police force has been in the habit of pulling down every para military security outfit; the force (Police) did that to the Nigerian custom, the Federal Road Safety Service and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps. So we the Peace Corps of Nigeria cannot claim to be different. We have already cleared the air on the collection of 40 thousand naira, as the money is meant for uniforms and kits. Ours is not government organisations but a voluntary one. Even at that, what we paid for uniform, which is of more quality, is far less than what the Nigeria government budgets for Nigeria Youth Service Corps (NYSC) uniform, That is about #70,000.

On the demise of Onov, Akoh noted that, the death of Onov is a huge loss, recounting his leadership qualities and uncommon commitment to the success and progress of the APC. Akoh used the opportunity to commiserate with the Party (APC) leaders, the Executive Governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom and particularly the APC family, and pray for his repose and ask that Almighty should give the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. Akoh further stressed, ” it should be our concern and responsibility to take care of the family, particularly at this time that they are passing through pains. Akoh then, propose the setting up of an endowment fund to take care of Late Onov’s Children, especially those in school.

7 Comments on “SENATE 2019: AKOH ADVOCATES FOR OLD OKPOKWU AND OJU

  1. I pray for the success of nigerian peace corp, bcos it give us more opportunity to have job doing,more grees to your elbor Dickson.

  2. But if the president approve the peace corps of Nigeria to become Nigeria Peace corps it will reduce unemployment in Nigeria and the natiom will grow

  3. Signing npc into law is a way of trying to reduce social vices and unemployement in Nigeria. pmb shuld not delay to actualise npc now nig need security to the climax.

  4. To the glory of God pcn shall crown u (AKOH ) for ur tireless effort toward nigerian youths… more grease to ur elbow sir…..

  5. the president should sign in peace corps for the officers and members of the NPC are all eager to work and they are needed as Nigeria needs security agencies urgently.

  6. Signing the NPC to law will bust Nigeria security to a great extend

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