In a surprising turn of events, the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has announced his decision to withdraw the case against the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Titus Zam, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the election tribunal. This move comes after the Governor had alleged voter intimidation and rigging during the February 25th Presidential and National Assembly elections, where he was seeking to represent Benue North West at the National Assembly. However, the Governor has now withdrawn the case, citing the need for peace in the state.
Governor Ortom made this announcement after a meeting with Zone B stakeholders and his campaign team. He explained that his decision to withdraw the case was without prejudice to the suits filed by other candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The Governor also stated that he would continue to support the party in collaboration with other leaders to help it overcome its current challenges.
While there was evidence of malpractices during the conduct of the Benue North West Senatorial election, the Governor has stated that he has taken this decision in the interest of peace. He further reassured the people of Benue State that he would continue to provide selfless service in all sectors of development until the end of his tenure on May 29, 2023.
Governor Ortom has also apologized to anyone he might have offended in the journey of serving the state and the country. He sought their forgiveness and also forgave those who might have offended him. The Governor has been commended for his display of leadership and maturity in withdrawing the case from the tribunal.
The Governor’s decision to withdraw the case has come as a surprise to many, especially considering the allegations of malpractices during the elections. However, it is a welcome development that the Governor has prioritized the interest of peace and has decided to withdraw the case. It is hoped that this decision will help to promote unity and stability in the state.
In conclusion, Governor Ortom’s decision to withdraw the case against the APC candidate, Titus Zam, and the INEC is a significant move towards promoting peace and stability in Benue State. It is hoped that this decision will help to promote unity and collaboration among political players in the state. The Governor’s display of leadership and maturity is commendable, and it is hoped that this will inspire other political leaders to prioritize the interest of peace and unity in their decisions and actions