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2019 elections: We won’t allow rigging in Benue – Ortom

Aviashima Toom, Makurdi.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured residents of the state that there would be no room for rigging and manipulation of votes in the forthcoming elections.
Governor Ortom gave the assurance, on Saturday, in Vandeikya Local Government Area of the state.
He dispelled fears that the election would be rigged, noting that the people would guard their votes jealously to forestall rigging.
“We are not going to allow that to happen in Benue. We will certainly leave nothing to chance.”
He promised not to disappoint the people if voted back to office, stressing that he would deliver on his promises.

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“I want to implore you to vote enmasse for all candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Do not select any of them to vote for no matter the circumstances,” he said.
Also, former governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam, alleged neglect of the Tiv people whom he described as the ‘fourth largest tribe in the country’, in political appointments.
The State Chairman of the party, Mr. John Ngbede, also solicited votes for candidates of the PDP in the elections and urged them to guard their votes to avoid rigging.
A political chieftain in Benue North East, Mr. Demenongo Unom, urged the people to vote for Governor Ortom as a reward for defending the Benue people.