Ex-Catholic priest promises to restructure Benue state if elected as governor


A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Benue State, Fr. Hyacinth Alia, who had been suspended by the Gboko Catholic Diocese, on Sunday, has highlighted several reason why he left pulpit for politics.

In the latest statement issued by his media aide, Donald Kumun, which was made available to our correspondent on Sunday, had the priest’s argument that there are benefits in the clergy participating in politics, saying it is to rekindle the hope of people of the state.

He stated the plight of civil servants and pensioners, who according to him, were made to live below poverty as government consciously impoverish its citizens just to make them politically pliable. Not only this but highly intelligent youths have been turn into political thugs instead of engaging them productively.

The governorship aspirant vowed to do better by the people of Benue state if given the mandate, and promised that at the expiration of his tenure he would return to his pulpit ministry.


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