- Comrade Daniel Onjeh has expressed his sympathy to the people of Igede over the killings in their domain in recent times
- Comrade Onjeh said he was is in profound grief with the families of the two victims that were killed by the attack
- The APC chieftain emphasized the need to prioritize addressing the acute infrastructural deficits across Benue South
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Otukpo - The All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 senatorial candidate for Benue South, Comrade Daniel Onjeh, has expressed his deep condolences to the people of Igede over the unfortunate killings in the area recently.
Legit.ng gathered that two of their kinsmen were killed last week by suspected kidnapers, along the Otukpo Obarike Ito-Oju federal highway, between Ijegwu and Opirikwu settlements in Obi local government area of Benue state.
A statement signed by the director of media for the Onjeh Campaign Organization, Hon. Maxwell Ogiri, says Comrade Onjeh is in profound grief with the families of Bernard Okolo and Stephen Ikong, the two victims that were slain in the dastardly attack.
He equally sympathized with the four other victims that were kidnapped during the incident, although later released.
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Describing kidnapping and random gunmen raids on communities as recurring tragedies in Benue South in recent years, Comrade Onjeh expressed the view that the recent incident at Obi Local Government further emphasizes the need to prioritize addressing the acute infrastructural deficits across Benue South.
He added that all the roads leading into, and out of Obi and Oju local governments, the homeland of the Igedes, have long degenerated to death traps and safe havens for kidnappers and armed robbers.
Comrade Onjeh prayed that God should grant eternal reprieve to the souls of the deceased victims, and also console the families and loved ones that they left behind.
2023: Onjeh appoints advisory council, officials for campaign organisation
Recall that Comrade Onjeh recently announced the appointment of a Central Advisory Council for the Onjeh Campaign Organisation, with Senator Ameh Ebute (former Senate President) as chairman and Barr Musa Ujor Suleiman, as secretary.
A statement issued by Comrade Onjeh on Monday, September 13 also announced the appointment of a 99-member local government advisory council, comprising of eminent APC members drawn from each of the nine local government areas in the district.
The statement further noted that Onjeh approved the appointment of a 27-member directorate for his campaign organisation, with Hon. Dave Freedom Ode from Oju local government as Director General, and Hon. Mathias A. Omikpa from Okpokwu local government, as secretary.
Comrade Onjeh, associates visit Prelate-Elect of Methodist Church, Archbishop Oliver Abah
Comrade Onjeh on Tuesday, August 20 paid a congratulatory visit to the Prelate-Elect of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Archbishop Oliver Abah, at his private residence in Otukpo, Benue state.
Onjeh and his team were received by Archbishop Abah, in company of other eminent Bishops of the Methodist Church of Nigeria.
Speaking at the occasion, Onjeh said he received the news of Archbishop Abah's emergence as the Prelate-Elect of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, with great delight.