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Benue LG Polls: Hundreds Throng in Jubilation as James Oche Picks Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms


The enviable support that has continued to trail Hon. James Oche took a different turn today as hundreds that cut across different tribes and ethnicities, political and non-partisan supporters as well as admirers showed up at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) State Secretariat in Makurdi in solidarity with him while he picked his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms.

Hon. Oche who was accompanied by the Member, Benue State House of Assembly representing Ado State Constituency, Hon. Mrs. Agnes Uloko and other key political stakeholders of state affluence like Hon. Andrew Otokpa, Former Vice Chairman, Hon. Comr. Gideon Obande Obande, Hon. Alex Okpokwu, former Chairman, Engr Ogaba Oja, Comr. Moses Oja, Secretary among others arrived the Secretariat to the admiration of all who heralded his good works.

Many who were seated stepped out to see the man who was renowned for unprecedented rural transformation of Ado Local Government within just 3 months. It was chanted in some of the political songs that, Hon. Oche is the God-sent leader for Ado.

Interacting with his teeming supporters after securing the forms, Hon. Oche appreciated the people for their support and promised not to let them down. To him, the development of Ado was a collective responsibility and enjoined all stakeholders and supporters to sustain the drive through the election and beyond.

It may be recalled that, Hon. James Oche in a unanimous decision reached by the Ado PDP Caucus days ago had emerged the party’s consensus candidate for the November 30 election.

Highpoints of the event was the presentation of the two forms by Hon. Oche to the admiration of supporter who cheered graciously.

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Written by Oriri Peter

Oriri Onu Peter is the Chief Executive Officer of Penessaj Communication, a Media Consultant, Blogger and Publisher of He is also an Entrepreneur, a Public Commentator, Social Activist and a Humanitarian.

Peter is currently a volunteer with Amnesty International (AI), Udukhotse Foundation, Global Youths Skills Acquisition and Poverty Eradication Organization (GYSAPEO) and Community Manager, Empower, Engage and Educate Initiative amongst others.

He holds the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Sociology from the Benue State University, Makurdi.

Peter has been instrumental in attracting developmental projects to his state through his social media platform.

An indigene of Benue State, Peter is currently based in Abuja.

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