The group whose membership is drawn from widows and less privileged women from Gboko, Buruku and Tarka Local Governments made this declaration during a solidarity visit to the Benue North West Senator in Makurdi.
Stating their reason for the visit, Leader of the group, Mrs Helen Adugu from Gboko revealed that though they were poor and neglected by almost all, former First Lady of Benue, Her Excellency, Mrs Regina Akume, JP picked them from the rubbles of life and has been taking good care of them, a gesture she described as uncommon.
“If not for Akume Dajoh and his wife, most of us would have given up on life by now. Some of us have lost our husbands and have children to fend for while others have but lack the basics of life. The Akume family has proved to us that God’s love still exists and we are now happy. Whatever affects them is a direct blow to all of us here and those at home; God will not allow it”. The Chairlady informed.
Collaborating the Chairlady’s position, Vice Chairlady of the group, Mrs Comfort Zaki from Tarka and Auditor, Mrs Veronica Mgbaga from Buruku said like the biblical widow, they have come to pour out the blessings of their hearts as a group upon Senator Akume and his family for long life and better opportunities adding “that like Abraham, whosoever blesses the Senator shall be blessed while those who curse him shall be cursed by God himself.”
They maintained that legs do not move backward but forward noting it was their desire that Akume should emerge President of Nigeria someday but while that expectation tarries, he should occupy the Senate seat for now, warning other sons of Jemgbagh to respect the position of their mothers and steer clear.
Responding, Senator Akume thanked the women for having hope in God without giving up on life and for visiting to identify with them.
He acknowledged that though the entire nation was facing challenges, it was important for all to pray for better days ahead.
On his Senatorial ambition, the former Minority Leader of the Senate said he was willing to touch more lives and would not hesitate to run again. He solicited support for the President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Samuel Ortom’s administrations asking the women to keep supporting the All Progressives Congress.