The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, has disclosed the reason for leaving the pulpit to join politics.
He said the bad condition of the Benue State prompted his reason to leave the pulpit and go into politics.
He stated this during while disclosing his plans for the State at a press briefing held in Makurdi on Sunday.
Alia said he is ready to change the state into a better one and free the people from poverty was the reason he left the pulpit.
While disclosing his targets, he said that his security plan would evolve a policy resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons, strengthen the implementation of the anti-open grazing law of the state as well as introduce the use of automated security systems among others to tackle the insecurity in the state.
He said, “I have a good cause to step out from the podium (pulpit) to do what I am doing because our state is in a bad shape. We have a responsibility to bring betterment for our state.
“Benue is too rich to be poor, to do anything less will be not to appreciate what God has done for us. My government will be centred on seven pillars – the foremost is to secure lives and property,” he said.