2019: Group raises alarm over alleged plan to scare Benue voters
The President, Benue Youth Congress, Orngu Anngu has alleged plans by the Federal Government to flood the state with security personnel, particularly the military to intimidate, harass and prevent people from voting during the forthcoming general elections.
Raising the alarm, yesterday, at the Youth Peace Rally held in Makurdi, the group said the aim was to thwart the process in order to create room for rigging of the election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“There is anger in the land arising from incessant killings by herdsmen. The people feel very strongly that they should be given opportunity to elect their own leaders through a transparent election,” he said. He urged the Federal Government to allow the people’s will to prevail in peaceful and credible elections.
In separate remarks, the National President of National Union of Benue State Students (NUBESS), Tyonor Smith Kuram, Students’ Union President, BSU Makurdi, Wachihi Kizito Joseph and that of Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Dajoh Jacob, all appreciated the peace rally, stating that the era of using youths and students as thugs was over.
They advised youths to get their PVCs, vote and defend their votes, vowing that any attempt to rig elections in Benue State would be rejected.
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