With barely 48 hours to the May 30 date for the conduct of Council elections in Benue State, PDP Candidate for Ado Local Government, James Oche has continued to enjoy unprecedented support. Astonishingly however, his support cuts across all ethnicities in Benue State.
James Oche’s candidature became a subject of public discourse owing to the torrential nature of the fan base supporting his ambition. It is on record that, though of Idoma extraction, James Oche has supporters from the Tiv, Igede and Etulo extractions who have continued to sing his song and to solicit votes on his behalf.
It is said that some critical stakeholders with sterling reputation from the majority Tiv speaking axis of Benue State have refused to catch sleep canvassing widely to ensure Oche emerges. Many have wished aloud that Oche’s ambition would have been one in which they could also vote.
The uncommon support accorded Mr Oche, our sources gathered is owing to his outstanding performance while serving as Caretaker Chairman of Ado Local Government. He has since become a reference point to many.
Meanwhile, the support enjoyed from outside has not been better than what is happening among those who would decide James Oche’s fate. He is rumoured to be the most popular candidate whose win is already assured by his people.