The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benue State, Samuel Ortom has raised four questions that will be answered by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Emmanuel Jime.
Ortom who released a statement through his chief press secretary, Terver Akase stated that Jime has the view that he had lost the governorship election and has resorted into raising allegation against PDP.
The Benue state Governor called on Jime to answer question on his driver that was allegedly arrested with notes running into millions of Naira for vote buying on the March 9 election.
He added, “APC governorship candidate in Benue State, Emmanuel Jime knows he has lost the Benue governorship election and has resorted to raising unfounded allegations of rigging against PDP. With 81,554 result margin facing him, he knows he is at his wits end.”
“Every Benue person is aware that APC tried to manipulate the March 9 polls in the state but failed because the people stood firmly behind Governor Samuel Ortom.”
“Jime should tender proof of his rigging claims against PDP.”
“He should be concerned about the public alarm raised over APC’s plot to thumb print ballot papers during the March 23 election. Jime should tell us what he knows about the plot by APC to use militia parading in army uniform to intimidate voters during the supplementary election.”
“He and Sen. George Akume have been boasting about ‘federal might’ which they hope can help them thwart the will of Benue people.”
“Jime should answer questions over the case of his personal driver who was arrested with freshly minted notes running into millions of naira for vote buying on the day of the last election in North Bank.”
“Lastly, Jime should explain to Benue people his pact with enemies of the state to cause political crisis when Governor Ortom is declared winner of the election.”