Benue LG Polls: PDP in the Lead*BSIEC Chairman Blames politicians for misconduct

Posted: November 26, 2012 in BENUE, political, Uncategorized

Benue state Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) has announced the
result of 15 out of the 23 local government areas in the state with
People’s Democratic Party PDP emerging victorious in all.

Announcing the result in the commission’s headquarters in Makurdi the
Benue state capital, chairman of the commission Professor Philip Ahire
said that even though there were cases of snatching of electoral
materials in areas like Mbawaa and Mbaker in  Konshisha  and two other
polling units  in Agatu, BSIEC will do everything possible by
fulfilling requirement of the law by conducting bye election in the
affected areas.

Ahire who regretted the misconduct of some politicians in the conduct
of the polls noted that issues of violence were reported to the
commission during the election and even his personal aide was badly
manhandled while he was carrying out his electoral duty.

“I did everything to make the election transparent, free and fair but
the only thing I failed to do was to recreate the Benue politicians,”
Professor Ahire said.

Commenting on the issue of violence in Ukum where some persons were
allegedly kidnapped by rival political thugs Professor Ahire, who
denied the knowledge of the incident, however, noted that there would
never be a time security would be adequate to monitor everything given
the inadequate number of security agents compared to the number of
people they are suppose to take care of.

“Security during the election was robust and they did their best
during the election, I believe the election generally was peaceful
only for some hitches here and there,” he noted.

The chairman said the result of the remaining 8 local government areas
would be announce when they are ready.


  1. Tyoakoso Steve says:

    The worst election ever in the history of Benue State. Unless LG elections are conducted by INEC,there wont be iota of fairness in any LG poll. I want to use this opportunity to call on the National Assembly to amend the constition with particular reference to LG control,supervision and election. If not any LG election conducted shall always be ‘banza’


  2. Geman Denis says:

    no local govt election was held in benue state pls house of rep look into dez matter our rits as citizen has be denied.


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