Despite protests from the opposition, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom assured that the Peoples Democratic Party, or PDP, will win the state’s elections.
The Governor addressed party members and leaders on Tuesday in Makurdi during the reception for PDP candidate for governor Titus Uba, who had recently returned from a medical leave of absence.
He emphasized that the opposition will not have a chance in the state during the upcoming elections due to the PDP’s stronghold in the region.
The Governor said “the PDP is totally in charge of Benue state, there is no room for the opposition. We have three senatorial seats, we have seven o
f out of the 11 House of Representatives seats. Out of the 30 State Assembly seats we have 26. We have all 23 Local Government Chairmanship seats as well as the 276 Councilorship positions so we are ready.
“I want to assure Benue people that no amount of noise made by the opposition will make us lose the 2023 elections,” he said.
In appreciation for the state’s citizens’ prayers for the PDP candidate who just became unwell, the governor said “Uba was ill and was taken to Abuja and then Germany for medical attention.
“Today he is back and he is also on his feet. The prayers of the Benue people did so much and he is prepared to diligently serve Benue people. And wherever or whichever area that I have not touched in our tenure he will ensure it is done because the government is a continuum.”
Earlier, the governorship candidate thank the Benue people “for standing in the gap for me through prayers which ensured my speedy recovery. I will not take it for granted and I remain eternally grateful.”
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