…..say she remains the mass’s” beacon of hope
By Tom Garba, Yola
It was a passionate call, it was desperation by the Youths of Adamawa Southern Senatorial District beckoning on Senator Grace Jackson Bent, CON, to contest the Senate seat from the zone.
The Youth today converged in Mupe Hotel Numan in their numbers and begged Bent never to contemplate vying for the senate seat.
The Youths who came from the nine local government areas constituting the Senatorial zone said, Grace is a former Senator of the zone that has left an indelible mark of reference while serving as a Senator.
The Youth took turns to express her capacity and eligibility to win the 2023 election under the All Progressives Congress (APC) party.
A councilor aspirant of Dwam ward, Pwanoelise Lagapiya said he is a living testimony of Grace’s anointing to lead and can’t support any aspirant from anywhere other than the Grace.
According to him, she is one Lioness who is agile in safeguarding her cubs to greatness.
“The lives of people Grace turned around from grass to Grace are too many for me to mention, I’m one of those she is supporting to be the next councilor of my ward. Go and find out during her term, as a witness the zone experienced a huge turn around in human and physical development.” He said
Baba Iyali a supporter of Bent from ward 3 in Numan Local Government extended the call to all Numan APC stakeholders to rally around Grace to ensure she gets the ticket of the party.
He said no one among those aspiring to be Senator from that zone is fit, capable, and has all the capacity to win elections from the opposition ruling party of PDP.
Another Youth from Jada local government, Alhaji Sani Chubado Jada said the legacy of Bent remains alive since she left office.
Jada said Bent remains the best politician easy to carry for the Senatorial campaign if APC Party wants to win the area.
“Thank God we have a woman who has a record of achievements in the zone, she was tested and found trusted. We are calling her back to continue the good works she has started. No one can do it better than the way she did it, her absence has made us realize the difference, it is a huge gap with great representation defects for our people for almost a decade.
” Ma, come and handle the mantle of leadership, we now understand it’s you that can do the job well, it is you that can serve our people better,” Sani said
The convener of the Youth after extensive deliberation endorsing her for the 2023 senatorial assignment, Mr. Stanley Demsa read a communique that the youth and the entire people of the Southern zone are calling on her to contest.
He said Senator Grace Bent is a nationalist who has played a national role in making sure Nigeria remains an indivisible country that informed the decision of her merited the CON national award.
While calling on the Youths and the people of the Southern zone to critically consider Grace as the magic woman that will play the magic role in ousting the PDP government in Adamawa State, he said the one-time senator of the area has remained an indispensable politician and therefore decided to endorse for 2023 Senatorial assignment.
Bent who is well known as Goggo Grace, a name she bagged as an honor to recognize her political and philanthropic prowess and lifestyle, Mr. Demsa said the Youth have deeply and widely consulted and found out that her political popularity is still intact that can give an overwhelming victory in 2023.
He advised the APC senior stakeholders to consider Bent’s calling to contest as an embedded chance for APC to have an overall winning in all the elective positions in Adamawa, he said the APC’s elder statesmen support is needed in the interest of all party men.
“Our endorsement and call to Grace to run the 2023 Southern zone Senatorial District was after our careful and logical observations that she still earned the tested and trusted respect. She is still the Mother and Sister to many, holding the veteran political actor label in terms of humanitarian services with a passion to serve humanity.
” We have seen the negative impact of her absence, we are convinced and we are no longer going to be deceived by incompetent politicians with zero performance for the Southern zone.
“All we have now are desperadoes and specialists using campaigns of Calumny and anti-people propaganda to score political cheap points. We are better enlightened now than before, no more hate speech of whatever type against Grace will be accepted, it will no longer sell, I bet you. We are now battle-ready to bring her back to power come 2023 God’s willing. We will not allow our people to be disenfranchised because of baseless sentiments.” Stay vowed.
He continued to say that once Grace accepts this clarion call, 2023 is a done deal, a revival of good work for our people will surface from the blues like a miracle because she will come with the capacity to salvage the zone with her projects, human capital development, humanitarian services, employment with meaningful legislative contributions as she is known for years ago.
“The Youth of Adamawa are behind this project, we are ready to work for this project to the end. We are calling on the leadership of Adamawa state APC, Southern zone delegates, and the entire officials of the party to critically look into her capacity as the only person that has a high winning chance for the party to win elections come 2023.” Stanley.
Demsa warned that the national assembly and the Senate assignment is not Church work, anybody that thinks God calls the person should go to church and Work, and those that God called to work as politicians should stay there for the good of all people.
“Like Grace has her called long ago for the national assembly assignment, she remains in that call till today, we believe in her call that’s why we are reminding her of her call back to senate in 2023,” Stanley added