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A youth group,  Igala Youth Vanguard, (IYV),   based Idah Federal Constituency of Kogi State has called on Dr Ugbede Paul Ebije to run for the house of Representatives seat in area in the 2019 elections. The youth group with members from across, Ofu, Igalamela, Ibaji and Idah Local Government Areas which constituted the Federal Constituency, noted that the area was in dire need of quality representation, hence their decision to call on Ebije considering his a antecedents’.   At a press conference in Lokoja the leader of the group, Suleiman Iliasu from Igalaogba ward in Idah LGA, said as notable politicians and opinion leaders from Idah federal constituency in Kogi East, they are confident  in the integrity and ability  of Dr. Ugbede Paul Ebije as he aspires to represent them at the Federal House of Representatives . The group who gave the endorsement at Idah, when they received Dr. Paul, noted that as the National Coordinator Door to Door movement Nigeria support for Buhari and Osinbajo 2019, Dr Ebije has proven himself as a leader that can be trusted. The group while lamenting  the state of affairs in Idah Federal Constituency, said that the area  is in dire need of a vibrant leader who would turn things around for the good of the people. They assured Ebije that electorates in the zone have vowed not to treat the 2019 elections with kid’s gloves, especially as it has to do with their representation in the green chamber of the National Assembly. The statement added that Majority of those whose opinions were sampled by the group, agreed that they have not been feeling the impact of democratic dividends for a long time, but expressed confidence that in 2019, things will be different with the coming on board of Dr Ebije.

“To this end, while politicians are  holding consultations and secret meetings, we have already weighed all the  capacity   of those who are aspiring to the position, even though  the Independent National Electoral commission has not officially declared campaign open and we have zeroed in on Dr Ebije because of his enviable track record”