Senator Barnabas Gemade

Senator Barnabas Gemade (APC-Benue North East) has disclosed that he would seek reelection to the Upper Legislative chambers in the 2019 general election.

Speaking in Makurdi, the lawmaker dismissed insinuations that the ticket had been zoned to the Kwande axis of his constituency.

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Gemade said: “It has always been the turn of Kwande since I started contesting election to the Senate. I started contesting election to the senate from 2007 which I lost. I at the time contested with a candidate from Kwande. I Contested in 2011 which I won and I contested in 2015 and I won.

“At no time did my election go opposed. And there was no time during those elections that no Kwande person contested. So, nobody can come and chose a particular time and say this is our time. It has always been their turn just like it has alway been other people’s turn.

“If it is not your turn you sit down and allow those who it is their turn to go, but they have always contested. So it has always been Kwande’s turn.

“I am contesting and my score card is so large and convincing enough for my people to want me back at the senate. For example in my first tenure I delivered over 140 projects in my constituency, apart from over 2,000 items I distributed and lots more.”