Polls  : Nigeria Needs Visionary Leaders  To Drive Development - Tor Tiv - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Polls  : Nigeria Needs Visionary Leaders  To Drive Development - Tor Tiv


The Paramount Ruler of Tiv nation, Orcivirgh (Prof.)James Ortese Ayatse, has called on Nigerians to take the 2019 general elections as an opportunity to elect leaders with sound education, exposure, experience and connection to redeem Nigerians from poverty and hunger.

Ayatse who is also the Chairman, Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers, added that in this era of jet age and globalization, the country requires visionary leaders who would embrace new ideas and technology to drive development.

 The Tor Tiv gave the advice  when the Presidential candidate of the Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria(GDPN) Dr. David Isibor Akhimien, visited him in his Palace in Gboko on Tuesday, noting that there should be a paradigm shift from the old order to the new.

Orcivirgh Ayatse said even God used different approaches to address issues.

The revered traditional ruler lamented the situation where leaders were being recycled, saying such phenomenon would continue to retard the nation's development.

 He expressed the  confident that the GDPN Presidential Candidate would live up to his billings to provide the leadership the country yearns for.

He assured the Presidential hopeful -  Akhimien, of his support and blessings, saying leadership is ordained by God and chooses whom to elevate at any time.

Speaking earlier, the GDPN Presidential Candidate informed the Tor Tiv that he was seeking the Presidential seat  to bring about the needed change which only a visionary leader could provide.

He submitted that his party is out to sanitize Nigeria hence the importance of casting vote by the  citizens for credible option the GDPN represents.

Dr Akhimien was accompanied by the National Chairman of the party, Amb Odion Shadrach and other stalwart s of the party.

Jane Okafor, Abuja

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