Abuja, NIGERIA — Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that there were violations of the Electoral Act in the conduct of both the Presidential and National Assembly elections conducted on 25 February.
“Despite the pre-election apprehensions, voters in the 23 Local Government Areas of the state went out to exercise their civic responsibility and no major breach of peace has been recorded in any part of the state.
“I commend the resilience of those who were able to vote during the elections despite the current economic situation in the country,” the governor said.
The governor particularly thanked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for its support and assured that he would continue to provide leadership to unite the party and strengthen the family bond among members, ahead of the 11 March governorship and state assembly elections.
He further expressed gratitude to those who voted for him during the Benue North-west senatorial election, stating that the massive show of love and support had encouraged him.