Benue Local Government Elections, Peaceful, Credible – Ortom Says


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the conduct of 2022 Local Government elections in the State which took place on Saturday as peaceful, fair and credible.

Ortom, who stated this at LGEA Primary School, Gbajimba, Guma Local Government Area shortly after casting his vote, expressed happiness with the large turnout of voters to cast their votes across the state.

He said that having worked very hard, the Peoples Democratic Party would come out victorious.

The Governor also said that in spite of the invasion of the Local Government by Fulani terrorists which has made more than half of the people of the area displaced, the massive turn out of voters is a clear testimony that the people are conscious of their rights by actively participating in all democratic processes for good governance.

Ortom advised the incoming chairmen and Councillors to repay the confidence the people have in voting them by working with the state Government to bring development and peace at the grassroots.

Governor Ortom had before casting his vote, visited the two Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Gbajimba where he provided them with food items, meat and cash.

The food items include ten thousand tubers of yam, 100 bags of rice and four pigs.

Ortom while addressing the IDPs, enjoined them to remain peaceful and exercise patience as the Government was working hard to end the Fulani invasion which has kept them away from their ancestral homes and to enable them go back to their villages.

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