The Governor of Benue state, Dr. Samuel Ortom has warned against election rigging in the state, as offenders will face serious consequences.
The governor, who made this known at an extended rally of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Makurdi on Tuesday, reaffirming his commitment to free, fair and credible elections.
He said the recent election of councilors in the State where the PDP won all 23 seats and 276 councilors in the State was proof that the people were interested in the PDP administration.
On the forthcoming PDP primaries, Governor Ortom said, “We will not tolerate anyone who will want to disrupt the primary elections. I am going to be personally involved. My cabinet members will be involved in the process too.”
He warned that “any member of my cabinet that will go to the primaries and do any form of shortchanging, will be sacked the same day”.