<<< By Tahav Agerzua >>>
Prominent members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who support the re-election of Governor Samuel Ortom and his Deputy, Engr Benson Abounu, yesterday constituted local government campaign committees across the 23 council arrears of the state simultaneously.
The committees which have been tagged Ortom/Abouno Support Movement 2019 were constituted at the ward level in the 276 wards of Benue State two weeks ago.
Forty ward delegates made up of 35 members of the ward campaign team with five major stakeholders as well as political appointees of the Governor from the councils constituted the electoral college that chose the local government campaign officials.
They comprise 30 members headed by a Local Government Cordinator who is supported by a deputy and several other positions including Treasurer, Secretary, Organizing Secretary, Financial Secretary, Legal Adviser, Public Relations Officer, Special leader, Women and Youth leaders who all have deputies.
Other positions are those of Welfare Secretary, and six ex-officio members.
Team leaders who supervised the proceedings stated that youth and women wings would be inaugurated for the two groups at the ward and local government levels at a later date in the near future.
In constituting the committees the stakeholders took into consideration appropriate zoning of the positions as well as fair representation of all sections of the respective local governments, interests, and the various groups including the disabled.
The objective of the committees is to canvass grassroots support for the re-election of Governor Ortom and his Deputy, Engr Abounu next year.
It is expected that the state committee will be constituted soon.