The caucus of the Gwer traditional council (Gwer East and Gwer West) jointly showered prayers on the frontline APC Governorship Hopeful of Benue State, Senator Barnabas Gemade, added that he is one of the Tiv sons that has exemplified optimal service delivery in any given assignment, so he will do better if given the mandate to govern in 2023.
The council made this joint prayer at the palace of Tor Gwer 1, Prince Julius Aondoana in Makurdi when Senator Gemade and his entourage interfaced them to formally inform and request their consent to govern the state come in 2023.
Citizen Richard Asema who is the Director General of the Campaign organization presented Sen. Gemade to the Gwer Traditional council and appreciated him for finding a MINDA son worthy for the position of his campaign DG which is the first of it's kind in the political history of Benue State, and enjoined them to assiduously work for the project so as to get more dividends of it, if it materializes.
The Senator expressed joy for having the audience of the chiefs, and their attendance which is total, he said he is out for the number one position not for personal aggrandizement, not to probe any past government, but for a revamp mission, he highlighted numerous instances why he is aspiring to govern, which one of them is to reposition the status of the state as things have completely gone wrong in many ways, and at this time, it's only one who is experienced, aged, and balanced in life will be focused on issues of service delivery, he added that the level Benue is, to revamp it, a child's play system of governance won't work out.
He unveiled his scored cards and intervention stewardship to the state in many ways at various instances, beginning from his days as MD of the defunct BCC, which he concluded that as governor he will stand a better chance to implement many which he had limited powers to do in his previous positions.
Relatedly, the council through the Ter Tyôshin, Ter Gwer, two district heads and the Tor Gwer finally gave testimonies of his stewardship, some said they worked under him, and further described him as one who Benue will put the state in the desired shape if he heads.
They prayed for him, and sued for sustained blessings to enable him go through his campaigns successfully.
Comr. Solo Dzuah.
Media and Publicity Aide to Sen. Gemade.
July 06, 2021
South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma, on Sunday, lashed out at the judges who gave him a 15-month jail term for absconding from a corruption inquiry.
Zuma compared them to the white minority apartheid rulers he once fought.
He spoke at his home in Nklandla, in a rural part of Kwazulu Natal province, where hundreds of his supporters, some of them armed, were gathered to prevent his arrest.
“The fact that I was lambasted with a punitive jail sentence without trial should engender shock in all those who believe in freedom and the rule of law,’’ Zuma told journalists.
“South Africa is fast sliding back to apartheid rule.’’
The constitutional court sentenced Zuma on Tuesday for contempt of court for failing to appear at a hearing in February of the inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo.
On Saturday it agreed to hear his challenge to the jail term, suspending it until after a hearing on July 12.
The sentence was seen as a sign of just how far Zuma, once revered as a veteran of the struggle against white minority rule, has fallen since embarking on a presidency beset by multiple sleaze and graft scandals between 2009 and 2018.
Earlier on Sunday, gunshots rang out across Nklandla, as some of his supporters fired their weapons into the air, while others danced with spears and ox-hide shields – the traditional weapons of Zuma’s Zulu nation.
“I fought and went to prison so there must be justice and the rule of law.
“No honest person can accuse me of being against the rule of law,’’ Zuma told journalists.
The former president’s legal woes have divided the ruling African National Congress (ACN) between his camp and that of his successor, President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Zuma gave in to pressure to quit and yield to Ramaphosa in 2018.
He has since faced inquiries into allegations of corruption, dating from his time as president and before.