2023: Thugs Destroy PDP Campaign Billboards (Photos)
Rival political parties have been fingered over the destruction of campaign billboards of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State.
Naija News learnt that thugs launched an attack on the PDP campaign materials with several billboards pulled down in parts of the Gboko Local Government Area of the State.
Reacting, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom in a statement issued by his media aide, Terver Akase on Saturday condemned the destruction of the campaign materials.
Ortom said such action is capable of triggering avoidable crises in the area and called for caution on the part of party supporters.
According to the PDP Chieftain, no individual or group has the right to pull down campaign materials of political opponents, no matter the circumstances.
The Governor stated that democracy guarantees the freedom of participation to everyone and no individual has the constitutional authority to intimidate or harass others.
Samuel Ortom, therefore, urged security operatives to investigate the incidents in Gboko and bring the perpetrators to justice, in order to serve as a deterrent to others.
He added that the introduction of electronic voting has strengthened the country’s electoral system and anyone who is confident about his chances at the polls should canvass for votes among the people rather than attacking other contestants.