The Executive Chairman of Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, Hon. Ameh Akoche, and his Agatu counterpart, Hon. Sule Adoyi, have described the primaries of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in their domains as “peaceful, free and fair”.
The council bosses who spoke to journalists at Ugbokpo, the headquarters of Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency, shortly after the state Assembly primaries of their various local governments, today (Sunday, May 22, 2022), also assured maximum security for the House of Representative primaries coming up later in the day.
“The process was transparent, free and fair,” Akoche said.
On the heavy present of security personnel, he said, “In a situation like this you can never tell. So, it is better to prepare yourself. That is why you can see heavy security from all the armed forces, police, civil defence.
“The process is very organized. And we are looking forward to that of House of Representatives that is going to follow suit,” he added.
In similar vein, the Executive Chairman of Agatu, Hon. Sule Adoyi, said the process was “transparent”, stressing that the electoral officers and materials arrived very timely from the state PDP secretariat.
“The process has been so good. We just arrived from Agatu after conducting our House of Assembly primary election. It was so peaceful and transparent. Things went well. There was no problem at all,” Adoyi.
He commended the leadership of the party in the state led by the state Chairman, Sir. John Ngbede for creating the enabling environment for free and fair primary elections.
By Sunny Green Itodo