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Benue 2023: I have No Anointed Candidate – Ortom

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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday said he and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state have not anointed a candidate for any position.

The Governor noted that the party would conduct transparent primaries to ensure credible candidates are selected for the general election.

He stated this while addressing the enlarged caucus meeting of the party in Makurdi.

According to the governor, the idea was in compliance with the amended Electoral Law, 2022, that all aspirants who have obtained nomination forms and have been screened are free to participate in the primaries.

Ortom cautioned that, blackmail and the use of thugs to cause confusion during the party primaries would not be tolerated.

The Governor disclosed that he would support and work with candidates that emerge at the primaries to ensure the party’s victory at the 2023 polls.

Hon. Sir John Ngbede the state PDP Chairman expressed that the party was working hard to ensure transparency in selecting candidates for victory at the general election.

He challenged the serving political appointees who have presented themselves as delegates to withdraw from participating in order not to contravene the electoral law.

Earlier, Dr Laha Dzevee Chairman of the G-14, and that of G-9, Sir Moses Ajima told the caucus that their committee was yet to reach a compromise but had resolved to go into the primaries to nominate a governorship candidate for the party.

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