By James Ibechi
The Isaac Egboja Senatorial Campaign Organisation was on Saturday (yesterday) inaugurated in Otukpo, the headquarters of Benue South Senatorial District.
Leaders of the organisation said they had resolved to work assiduously for the victory of Dr. Isaac Akuma Egboja, a former United Nations envoy, who joined the Benue Zone C senatorial contest in 2007, but later backed down out of sacrifice for former senate president, David Mark, “because of some considerations.”
Director General of the organization, Chief Dan Eka, a former Radio Benue director and velvet politician, who is the brain behind the Egboja senatorial project, said he was championing the course because of his belief in Egboja’s strong candidacy that he was a very good material to be the zone’s senator in 2019
Chief Eka, therefore, urged the organisation’s leaders including LGA coordinators to mobilise for the success of the project “not because Egboja was an Igede aspirant, but because he was a good material for Benue South.”
While Barr. Jacob Ajene is Deputy Director General, Mr. Elvis Ogenyi is Director, Media with Mr. James Ibechi as Deputy Director (Media).
Local Government Area Coordinators of the campaign organization are, Oche Emmanuel – Ado; Hassan Suleiman – Agatu; Samuel Amali – Apa; Hon. David Edo Egboja – Obi; Julius Adole – Ogbadibo; Dickson Oha – Ohimini; Engr. Okpe Onah – Oju, Robert Okpe – Okpokwu and Godwin Ogiri – Otupko.
Others are Hon. Christy Adokwu (Women Mobilisation), Mrs. Juliet Alobo (Deputy Women Mobilisation), Aaron Ode (Youth Mobilisation), Peter Obochi (Youth Mobilisation), Moses Onu (Youth Mobilisation), Otse Otokpa: (Social Mobilization), Dr. Peter Ede (Social Mobilisation) and Barr. Ada Shehu Oche (Social Mobilisation).
The senatorial hopeful, Egboja, who explained the reason he stepped down for Mark in 2007, tasked the members of the organization to be exemplary in carrying out the campaign exercise.
He, also while thanking the leaders of the group for accepting the task, urged them to respect his forebears, elders and especially David Mark who by virtue of his present status is the political leader of the Igede/Idoma nations.