The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is currently deploying an intensive machinery to manipulate the results of yesterday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections in the Benue North East Senatorial District where results announced at the ward levels have indicated overwhelming victory for the All Progressives Congress, APC across the district.
Informing reaching the Ortom / Abounu Governorship Campaign Organization indicates that the strategy includes preventing results from the wards from reaching collation centres at local government headquarters particularly in Katsina-Ala, Ukum, and Logo as well as trying to induce and alter results already announced in the houses and other enclaves of PDP stalwarts across the district.
In cases where the strategy has failed every effort, according to reliable information received, is being made to use all means to ensure that the genuine results do no reach the Senatorial Collation Center in Katsina-Ala where the PDP state leader has relocated to personally supervise operations.
The organization which has closely monitored the exercise across the state has observed the massive rejection of the ruling party in the state in a largely free and fair exercise hence its resort to its rather well known illegal methods of winning at all costs.
APC members and supporters are hereby urged to protect their votes through all legal means including accompanying election materials to their destinations and waiting there until results are officially announced while Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, officials who have so far given a good account of themselves have been advised to reject all pecuniary methods to use them to subvert the will of the people.
All supervising and monitoring authorities are hereby notified of this development and requested to take measures to thwart the illegal PDP schemes.
Results so far announced at ward levels across the seven local government areas of the district indicated the APC coasting home to a landslide in all the elections.
The party appreciates the confidence reposed in it by the electorate which has expressed a steel determination to effect change and assured that every possible measure will be taken to protect their mandate and also ensure that every vote counts.
Ortom / Abounu Governorship Campaign Organization.