The Accord Party in Benue State has put in place machinery towards a successful outing in 2015 general elections.
The party yesterday at its maiden meeting held in Makurdi, unanimously endorsed Alh Abubakar Usman popularly called ‘Young Alhaji’ as it leader while Ambassador Mike Gbasha, Comrade Joe Waya and Comrade Tar Ukoh emerged as Deputy leader and members of the party executives respectively. 14 other members from the three (3) senatorial districts of A, B and C also formed part of the executive.
Addressing party faithful at inauguration of the officials and unveiling of the party’s flag as well as campaign materials, the state leader urged them to work assiduously and ensure that the party’s tentacles are spread in all nooks and crannies of the state.
Abubakar charged the executives to begin mass mobilization and registration of new members in their locality while they stir up activities in their various zones to conduct wards, local governments and state congresses in preparation for the party’s national convention.
On his part, Amb Gbasha who recalled how he was amongst prominent persons who brought the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) to limelight in the state just three months to the 2011 election to win a senate seat, three House of Representatives seat and ten House of Assembly positions, assuring that the Accord party would repeat the ACN feat in next year’s election.
“Who told you that Accord Party cannot do more than the ACN’s feat in Benue 2011? We need change that will bring sanity to Benue and Nigeria at large. Accord is that vehicle to make a positive change,” Gbasha said confidently.
While Waya expressed optimism that the new party in the state would form the formidable alternative which the majority of the people are yearning for to take over the government house in 2015.