A frontline contender for Benue State governorship race under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Surveyor John Tondu, has promised to deliver good governance to Benue people if elected.
Tondu made the commitment after obtaining the nomination form at Wadata Plaza, PDP national secretariat in Abuja.
The former commissioner for Lands and Survey, speaking to journalists said, “Benue people deserve good governance, and they have seen that I can give them that good governance”.
He expressed discontent over the current situations in the state where the government was unable to pay salaries of civil servants for almost 12 months, even when it has borrowed over N60billion from commercial banks.
He debunked speculations that the incumbency factor would affect his chances, saying that Samuel Ortom’s recent defection to PDP cannot be a yardstick for the governor to get the party’s ticket.
“I am confident that delegates from Benue State who are looking for good governance will not mind whether you are an incumbent or not. They will vote for the person that can deliver good governance to the people in 2019, and the person they have seen is no other but John Tondu.
“It is not about the amount of money in the account, Benue people are yearning for special candidate with quality to take them to the Promised Land.
“So, I am not worried that someone is an incumbent. I have confidence in myself even though I don’t have the money. The people believe in me, they have tested me and they can trust me”, he said.
According to him the people of the state are looking for a candidate capable of providing good governance, and not a moneybag with no clear agenda on how to pilot the affairs of the state.
He stressed that to checkmate the perennial farmers/herders clashes; his administration will fully implement the state anti-grazing law.
He noted that the anti- grazing law is not an issue but its implementation, adding that the approach on the implementation is the issue in contention.
He therefore promised never to repeal the anti-grazing law adding that he would apply workable approaches on its implementation, which will have positive impact on farmers, herdsmen and the entire Nigerian populace.