DAILY FILE – Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has donated N2 million to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tiv singer, Gabon Akuhe, urging the residents to continue to defend their ancestral land.
The governor, who made the donation during the lunch of singer’s album and book in Makurdi the state capital, said his songs stimulated peace and awareness beyond the Tiv race.
The book, entitled “The contribution of Gabon Akuhe’s poetry to Social and Political Development in Benue state”, authored by Benson Aondohemba Denekaa.
Represented by, Dr. Mrs. Magdalene Dura, the governor commended Gabon for his moral contribution to the society.
The governor, appealed to voters to cast their votes for, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and all National Assembly candidates of the party in tomorrow’s poll.
Ortom,however, challenged Benue youths to emulate the singer whom he said did not acquire much western education but is doing well with the God’s given talent and directed the naming of a street in Naka in his honor.
Former Benue state governor,Gabriel Suswam, who was represented by Mr. Joe Ker, said Gabon’s songs are devoid of inciting rivalry political divide but contributed to development of the state even as he pledged continueous assistance to youth that engaged in useful venture.
On his part, the PDP candidate for Benue North West senatorial district, Rt. Emmanuel Orker Jev, called on the people to vote for him to replace senator George Akume for effective representation while former commissioner for Land and Survey, John Tondo, urged Gabon to keep on the flag in the area of poetry flying.
On her part, the Special Adviser on MDG Dr. Mrs. Magdalene Dura, stressed the need for Benue State residents to key into the program of governor Samuel Ortom to liberate the state through empowerment.
In his remarks, the author, Benson Demekaa,said the book is not intended to serve as propaganda for any person, government or political party.
Demekaa, said it is a genuine and practical attempt to present a factual and conceptual analysis of the singer’s songs in a coordinated and comprehensive manner to the people who enjoy his songs.
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