Cleric Joins Benue Governorship Race, Vows to Forfeit Salary

The presiding Bishop of House of Joy, Dr Sam Zuga, who has formally joined the Benue State gubernatorial race on the platform of Nigeria Peoples Congress (NPC), said yesterday that he will not collect salary if elected governor in the polls next year.

Zuga, in an interview with newsmen at his church’s headquarter, popularly known as Sam Zuga City in Gboko area of the state, said he was called by the leadership of his party and adopted at its primary election as their candidate to offer service to people of the state.

The cleric-turned politician commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in the insecurity in the state, emphasising that he had already devised the means to tackle the challenge if elected in next year’s general election.

He joins a line of clerics in the north-central state to turn to politics, most notably Rev Moses Agatu who abandoned his priestly calling to become governor of the state in the third republic.

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