From Austine Tule, Makurdi
The Young Progressive Party (YPP) governorship candidate in Benue State, Barr. Terhile Ayua has promised to provide free compulsory education, as well as free medical services to the aged, disabled, children and all pregnant women if elected governor of the state in the March 2 guber polls.
Ayua, who stated this in Makurdi, during the YPP Presidential rally also promised to focus on repositioning agriculture, education, urban renewal, rural development, internal security, health, civil service, women, youths, economy, judiciary, legislature, land and housing, as well as water electricity and roads in Benue state.
The former Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly regretted that the learning infrastructure in Benue state has decayed to an alarming stage and pledged to adequately fund the educational sector and revive it.
“I will co-relate and enhance the capacity of all security outfits in the state, model a peaceful co-existence approach that is acceptable to all without compromising, endangering or jeopardizing the interest of Benue people.
“Implement the Anti-Open grazing law in a non- controversial manner such that shall provide the aims and objectives that it was intended to achieve.”
Ayua said that Benue state was in big political power tussle, adding that the solution to the struggle lies with the alternatives political parties other than PDP and APC.
In his address the YPP Presidential Candidate, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, promised to turn Benue state the centre of wealth in the country by igniting agricultural revolution in the state.
Moghalu further promised to provide security to all Nigerians and facilitate constitutional restructuring in the country, adding that he would return back power to the regions as only Customs, foreign affairs, arms forces and other few essential services would be controlled by the Federal Government.