Ahead of the supplementary election on March 23, both the PDP and the APC in Benue State have held a series of meetings of stakeholders across the State
The acting State Publicity Secretary of the APC, James Orguga, said the party was very much comfortable with the declaration of the governorship election inconclusive.
He said that a lot of things went wrong with the election on Saturday. This, he said, would be corrected during the run-off.
Orguga said, “We mentioned so many places in Kwande,Logo, Ukum, Guma, Vandeikya but unfortunately only the voting in Konshisha was cancelled. Many places had cases that required to be looked into.
“So, we feel that the declaration of the election inconclusive will give us time to prepare more and then, come back and make up for the inefficiency that was recorded during the last elections.
“We are still trusting God that the APC would emerge victorious at the end of the supplementary election.
For now, we are not thinking of an alliance with any political party yet, but if there is the need for it, we will certainly call for one. So, for now, we are looking at the issue that surrounded the conduct of the election and we are still of the opinion that if it is a free and fair election, the APC would always win.”
But the state PDP chairman, John Ngbede, declined comment when asked if his party would consider forming an alliance with other political parties ahead of the supplementary election.
Ngbede said, “I am in a meeting at the moment.”