By Peter Duru
MAKURDI â€”Â Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has made a case for the automatic re-election of all political office holders who exemplified themselves in the discharge of their responsibilities.
He said it would be out of place to change a performing representatives of the people, stressing: â€œYou donâ€™t change a winning team.â€
The Governor who spoke in Lessel, Ushongo Local Government Area of the state at the second constituency briefing of the National Assembly members representing Kwande/ Ushongo Federal Constituency, Mr. Chile Igbawua, urged electorate to keep supporting their representatives who had positively impacted on them.
Suswam said good governance demanded that those who perform should be re-elected to enable them do more and also consolidate on their achievements.
Represented by his Deputy, Chief Steven Lawani, the governor commended Mr. Igbawua for impacting on the lives of his constituents through scholarship awards and projects execution and implementation.
Speaking on the occasion, a former Minister of Steel, Dr. Paul Unongo, urged politicians to complement government’s efforts by bringing democracy dividends to the people.
The elder statesman implored politicians to make themselves accessible to their people to create a peaceful and harmonious working environment in the communities.
Unongo also urged youths to shun violence and thuggery, warning that the devastating effects of violence in politics had left most communities worse-off.
In his comment, Mr. Chile Igbawua, who assured his people of continuous effective representation urged the people to continue to support Governor Suswam as he strives to take the state to another level of development.