Benue APC senatorial candidate promises not to be a sleeping senator

Benue APC senatorial candidate promises not to be a sleeping senator

- A senatorial candidate Mimi Orubibi has promised to bring a better representation

- Orubibi said she is not going to the Senate to sleep

- She also added that she is not intimidated by the male dominated system

Mimi Orubibi, a former executive chairman, Benue Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) has promised to bring better representation, adding that she will not be a sleeping senator if voted to the Senate.

Punch reports that, Orubibi, a senatorial candidate for the Benue Northeast on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made this pledge while answering questions from the journalists gathers that Orubibi, is the first female to become a senatorial candidate of any party in Benue state.

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She said: "At the 2019 election, I am not only going to win but also going to win with a landslide. So, I don’t see the likes of Suswam or Gemade coming close to me.

“I am not scared of the big names in politics because there is a wind of change and in that wind of change, a new crop of politicians will come out to take the stage using the hand of God.

“My promise is to go to the Senate and work towards bringing succour to the people of my senatorial district and not to be a sleeping senator.”

“Being a woman is not a curse but a blessing. This is because all humans came through a woman. To me, God has used me to break that jinx for the women folk so that tomorrow other women will equally step in. The era of women being in the kitchen is over.”

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Meanwhile, previously reported that leaders of the APC in Benue state had accused Governor Samuel Ortom of training armed militias in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The APC leaders who made the claim at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, September 14, also alleged that Governor Ortom was harassing APC members of the state House of Assembly and local government chairmen who refused to defect with him to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Former governor of the state and leader of the APC in the state, Senator George Akume, spoke on behalf of the forum at the briefing.

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