Lessel the Headquaters of Ushongo Local Government Area went agog on Saturday as the gubernatorial hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic  Party PDP Engr Terver Atsar  formally declared to the people of Ushongo of his Benue State Governorship ambition.

Addressing the huge crowd that trouped out to welcome him, ,Atsar said his intention to vie for the number one seat is based on his desire to give back to Benue what the State invested in him. He promised to work for the good of the people and ensure Benue State achieves her full potentials in agriculture, industrial development, Human capital development, employment and security.

Responding, the PDP Chairman for Ushongo Achia Agashi while welcoming the guber aspirant expressed delight at the steps Atsar has taken to build the Party in the LG and beyond. He promised a level playing ground for every aspirant and advised him to continue consultations with key stakeholders.

Similarly, Esther Pungwa Women leader for Ushongo and Sesugh Tsehe PDP Chairman Agir council ward all described Atsar’s declaaration as epic and unprecedented and promised their support.

On their part, leader of PDP ELDERS for Ushongo  Udugh Nyitse, PDP caucus chairman,Aloysius Wuam former Chairman PDP, Atsaga Anemba and Ioryoso Use all commended the bold step taken by Engr Atsar even as they prayed for God’s grace and favour on him.

Atsar a Chemical Engineer, who hails from Mbagwaza Council Ward of Ushongo Local Government is a Senior Safety Leader with Shell Petroleum Development Company limited based in Port Harcourt has his gubernatorial blueprint tagged;Benue Deserves Better.


Highlight of the occasion was the washing of his feet by  the Ushongo PDP party elders.

He was accompanied by party faithful from Logo, Gboko,Konshisha, Kwande, Buruku, Tarka, Vandeikya, Guma, Makurdi and Katsina Ala Local Governments.

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