A governorship aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue state and a former Managing Director of Lower Basin Commission, Engr. Roseline Ada Chenge has called for the cancellation of the recently concluded PDP governorship primaries in the state.
Engr. Chenge, who first contested as an aspirant under the PDP in the 2007 guber primary of the state said the emergence of Hon. Terhemen Tarzo as PDP’s flag-bearer in the 2015 general elections would spell doom for the party in Benue. She explained that the party guber primaries were marred with irregularities in form of thuggery and non-compliance with the party’s electoral guidelines for the said election. “From the beginning of the governorship primaries in Benue state to the end, everything was fraught with fraud and manipulations.
“When the national secretariat of the PDP flagged off the sale of delegates’ forms, Benue state did not sell the forms. Every aspirant waited form Monday till Friday, the stipulated period for the sales of the forms but Benue state did not sell the forms. So, the electoral process was truncated”, Chenge said.
She further disclosed that the primaries took place on December 9 as against the December 8 scheduled date for the party’s governorship primaries nationwide. “The primaries were to take place on December 8 but they were conducted on December 9. The election was deliberately delayed”, the aspirant said.