At the occasion, prominent members of the community said they had endorsed the Governor as the Senatorial candidate for the Benue North East District.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chief Barnabas Gemade is the incumbent senator representing the zone. NAN also reports that although Suswam, a two-term governor, hasnot yet declared his intention to vie for the seat, groups and associations had continued to hold consultations on his behalf. Suswam commended the leaders for organising the event and directed the state commissioner for Education to liaise with the community for the purpose of intervention.
He, however, made a personal donation of N3 million for the development of the two schools and urged others donors to donate generously.