…. urges INEC to transmit results
By Sunday Iduh
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and his wife, Eunice, have cast their votes in the governorship and state assembly elections at Tse-Ortom, Ndzorov Council Ward, Guma Local Government Area.
The governor’s polling unit is among 20 others that were relocated to Government Science and Technical College, Gbajimba because of the security situation in the area. Voting commenced at about 8:20am and the governor voted at exactly 9:28 am.
Speaking shortly after voting, the governor commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the seamless process just like he did during the presidential and national assembly elections. He however urged them to ensure results were transmitted this time and avoid what transpired in the last elections
“I hope INEC has taken note of the great mistake that was made during the last voting exercise and transmission of results. You cannot shift the goal post in the middle of the game. That was what INEC did in the last elections.
“On the part of the electorate, they are doing well. The challenge is from INEC. Why did they not upload the results electronically as was stipulated in their guidelines? That is what we are working with it, and you go and shift the goal post in the middle of the match. That was how the election was rigged.
“We are completely dissatisfied with what took place. It is unacceptable and that was why we went to court”
Governor Ortom urged INEC to do the needful. “From here, we want the results to be transmitted. Let us know who has the highest votes. Not going to doctor it somewhere and say there is problem with server and all that. I think Nigerians are not ready to hear that.
“The turn out for the election is very impressive. As you can see, people have come out enmass. More people are coming. They have been fully sensitized. They are here to also protect their votes until it is transmitted.”