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Benue APC to boycott local government election



The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Benue State, James Orngunga, has said that the party would not participate in the forth coming local government election which will hold in the state.

Orngunga disclosed this in a statement issued in Makurdi, the state capital on Friday.

He said: “This is to inform the general public that the APC is not party to the kangaroo local government election which is already programmed to handpick and declare all PDP candidates winners.

“Our party was prepared for the election and submitted a list of validly nominated candidates but unfortunately, the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) acting the script of the state government declared all our candidates as not properly nominated hence, disqualified.

“The matter is still in court but we have been excluded and APC shall not feature on the ballot tomorrow for any position.”

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He also called the party faithfuls in the state not to waste their time going to vote because the process lacked credibility.

Orngunga added: “We also urge all APC candidates who were illegally disqualified not to express any regret as those who won chairmanship and councillorship elections in the state since 2017 are still owed various shades of allowances till date.

“Our party is regrouping and strategizing for victory in 2023 and shall not be deterred by every ill-treatment accorded us this moment.”

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.