Benue state governor Samuel Ortom has given reasons why it will be impossible to rig the coming elections, OduNews reports.
He noted that the Bimodal Voting Accreditation System (BVAS) will make it near impossible for the votes of Nigerians to be tampered with.
A statement by Nathaniel Ikyur, his spokesperson, said Ortom spoke on Monday while addressing supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at campaign rallies in Tarka, Buruku and Gboko LGAs of the state.
Ortom asked the people of the state not to be swayed from voting the candidates of their choice because of the fear that the elections may be rigged.
He said with the acceptability of the PDP in the state, he is confident that the party will win its gubernatorial, senatorial, house of representatives and state assembly seats.
He said the APC administration has failed Nigerians and particularly, Benue.
He cited insecurity, poor economy and oppression of the people as reasons they must vote against the APC.
The governor urged the people to shun “saboteurs” in the APC “who were conniving with enemies of the state to mortgage the future of the state by surrendering our ancestral lands to them”.
Ortom said the people must rise up and resist intimidation over their God-given heritage.
He added that Titus Uba, the PDP guber candidate, has proved himself competent to take over the reins of governance from him and will continue to move the state forward.
On his senatorial bid, Ortom said he has given his all in protecting the interest of Benue and if elected, he will continue to collaborate with his colleagues in the national assembly to ensure that the state is not shortchanged.