Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Ortom promises credible LG poll in Benue

Benue State Governor-elect Samuel Ortom has promised that his administration will conduct a credible local government election when he assumes office.

The governor-elect spoke in Makurdi, the state capital, when he hosted a delegation of the Nongov community during a congratulatory visit.

Ortom hails from Nzorov, a part of the community, in Guma Local Government Area.
The governor-elect decried the practice of the party outgoing ruling party in the state, which he said always ensured that it won 100 per cent in local government elections.

He said his administration would allow the people to choose their grassroots leaders through credible, free and fair polls.

The former Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment said it was incumbent on the leaders of the incoming All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, particularly its governors, to replicate the conduct of credible polls the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) achieved in the last general elections.

He noted that though the challenges facing the state were frightening, they could be surmounted through collective efforts and the deployment of international best practices.
President of the Makurdi branch of Nongov Community Development Association, Chief Samuel Aga, told Ortom that members of the association were elated by his election victory.

He expressed gratitude to God and the people of the state for voting for Ortom to enable him pursuing his aspirations for the state.

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