The Benue State University Alumni Association (BSUAA), FCT Branch, has unanimously nominated the founder of Naija Ratel FC and chairman of Benue State FA, Barrister Paul Edeh, as their presidential candidate ahead of the upcoming national elections of the association slated for December 29.
The Association at its general meeting in Abuja unanimously nominated Barrister Paul Edeh by no fewer than 150 members.
Sunday Kputhur, the Secretary, BSUAA FCT Branch who spoke to newsmen on the sidelines of the Congress, said the decision to nominate Edeh signified a unity of purpose by the association.
“What you have seen at the level of the FCT Branch of our alma mater is unity of purpose.
“We are progressives in all our issues. There is harmony and love, which reflects the true picture of what an alumni should be like.
“We have overwhelmingly nominated and endorsed Paul Edeh to run for the office of the national president, which will, in turn, see him bring the lost glory of our alma mater,” he said.
Kputhur noted that the alumni had been embroiled in skirmishes and crisis, hence the need for a change of leadership.
He stressed that the members have been yearning for unity to make them stand as one, adding that they finally had in Edeh the kind of leadership that we have been yearning for.
“He has come to repair our image, build the alumni, and unify us together in order to achieve a higher purpose.
“An alumni is not a Student Union Government but a place made up of the capacity of people who are graduates of the school.
“We believe that Paul Edeh has that capacity to be able to do things right, to unite everybody and bring an effective and efficient leadership that is needed for all of us.
“So, we are standing solidly behind him to see that we bring the victory back home,” he said.
Also, Aaron Kase, an Assistant Director with the Police Service Commission and the Director-General of Paul Edeh Presidential Campaign, said the association adopted and agreed to present Barr. Edeh as their presidential candidate because of his pedigree.
“It is a resolution of all our members in Abuja that we all work with him, close ranks, and work with other chapters so that he can emerge victorious at our forthcoming convention.
“The reason for this decision is very simple. The issue of alumni has to do with networking, and so we want to bring in someone who has the capacity irrespective of tribe or religion.
“We need someone that has contacts and can harmonise the various alumni members who are doing very well so that we can be able to give back to the university,” he said.