You Can’t Rig In Benue, Ortom Warns


The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has advised those planning to rig the 2019 elections in the state to shelve the idea, warning that no one would subvert the will of the people of the state through rigging and get away with it.
The governor stated that for the Benue people, the issues at stake in 2019 were so grave, hence rigging should not be an option, insisting that the era of rigging was gone forever.
Ortom, who spoke at the funeral of the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Benue State Council, late David Ukuma, held at LGEA Primary School, Anshiva, Ukum Local Government Area of the state, last Saturday, advised the people to obtain, safeguard and use their Permanent Voter Cards effectively to define their future.
He said, “The attacks on the state were a continuation of the 1804 conquest and occupation agenda of jihadists as publicly claimed by certain groups. I therefore enjoin our people to unite and overcome the challenge just like our forefathers did.
“I must also point out that despite the evil plots of the enemies of our state, no one can remove me from office without the permission of God who made it possible for me to be elected governor in the first place.
“No matter the persecution I face, I will continue to stand firm on the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law, 2017, because the Benue people who enacted it were resolute on its implementation.”