A politician Michael Oglegba has indicated interest to be nominated as the running mate for Rev Fr. Hyacinth Alia, the just emerged All Progressive Party Flag Bearer for the 2023 governorship election in Benue State
Mr. Oglegba said he has been unflinching in his support for Alia and believed that together they can give back to the people of Benue and develop the state.
A statement by Michael John, the Media Assistant to Michael Oglegba, states that Oglegba is equipped intellectually with a deep sense of commitment to lead the state to the path of transformation if elected as deputy governor.
“The dignity and pride of Benue has been trampled upon, driven by the total collapse of societal structures and endemic poverty, that needs to be recovered and awakened”.
“I see in the emergence of the popular candidate, Rev. Fr. Alia, an opportunity to galvanise Benue, I believe it’s something that we can achieve together.
According to the statement, Oglegba has demonstrated the qualities of a great leader in both his personal and professional life, inspiring others to take action, especially the youths, and set a cause for the future.
He maintained that the challenges facing the State can be overcome through skill acquisition programs geared toward the empowerment of youths, women, the vulnerable, and people with disabilities.
Mr Oglegba who hails from Oturkpo Local Government Area of Benue State was born on August 8, 1977, he attended Mount Saint Gabriel, Makurdi, Demonstration School Benue State, and the University of Jos, respectively.
In 2019, he was the preferred candidate for Deputy to Emmanuel Jime, the APC flag bearer, a position that was eventually given to Sam Ode.
He however served as Director of Finance for the campaign and has remained a pillar of the party in Benue and Zone C in particular.
Michael Oglegba is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of corporate experience with diverse business interests from technology to agriculture.
Reporting by Julian Osamoto, editing by Daniel Adejo