Stakeholders of the Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nominated former Minister of State for Niger Delta Dr Sam Ode, as running mate to the APC governorship candidate Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia.
Ode, who contested for the governorship primaries, is expected to be unveiled as running mate to Rev. Fr Alia at a later date.
He hails from Otukpo Local Government Area in Benue South Senatorial District.
He was Chairman of Otukpo Local Government Area, and later Special Adviser to then Governor Gabriel Suswam on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
He was later appointed Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs during Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
Sam Ode is a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru Jos and a lawyer.
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