The Conference of Benue Journalists (CBJ) has urged Governor-elect Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to work towards providing good governance to improve the lives of the people.
This was made known in a statement issued by CBJ President, Dr Anule Emmanuel, on Wednesday in Abuja.
He congratulated Alia and his deputy governor-elect, Dr Sam Odeh, on their victory in the Saturday’s governorship election.
The group said Father Alia was coming at a trying time when the state is in dire need of purposeful, sincere, and committed leadership.
The statements reads: “Your well-deserved victory bestows a degree of trust in your capacity to lead Benue State in a most sincere, genuine, purposeful, and committed manner while striving to engender speedy economic growth and the wellbeing of our people.
“We expect you to swing into action immediately after your inauguration on May 29 in tackling the lingering issues of non payment of salaries/pensions, decaying infrastructure, insecurity, and other frontline challenges that have conspired to slow down the wheel of progress in our dear state,” the statement added.
The group said, now that the elections are over, Fr. Alia and his deputy after their inauguration should strive sincerely towards uniting the people of Benue, irrespective of their political affiliations in order to create a peaceful atmosphere that will galvanize the expected good governance during their tenure.