Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Monday, thanked the people of Benue state particularly the Tiv community for voting his party the All Progressives Congress, APC in year’s last general election.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, said Dogara spoke when he received in audience the Mutual Union of Tiv people led by Edward Ujege in his office.
According to Dogara, posterity will be kind to the Tiv people for being at the centre of change in Nigeria’s political history adding that Benue people are special because they have been at the centre of change in Nigeria saying “history will be kind to you.”
“When we needed change in this country, you stood firmly for change. Who thought APC victory wont be possible in Benue state, but our party recorded victory because you stood firmly.”
The Speaker further condoled with the people and government of Benue state over the demise of Tor Tiv who died in November last year.
Speaking earlier, Ujege lamented that despite being the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria, the Tiv people have been facing marginalisation in the polity.
“Unfortunately, decisions are being taken on the economy, security and unity of this country without representation from the Tiv people,” Ujege said.