Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to have a rethink, stressing that Nigeria cannot retain the analogue ways of doing things when the world is going digital.
Naija News reports that the Governor stated this in Makurdi on Wednesday while exchanging views with newsmen on the controversy surrounding the electronic transmission of results in the Electoral Acts amendment bill by the National Assembly.
“I think as a country we have come of age. We cannot go back to analogue when the whole world is going digital. Mr. President must have a rethink. I want to advise him not to sign the amendment to the Electoral Act without electronic transmission,” he said.
Ortom, who spoke shortly after his return from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Abuja, warned election riggers to stay out of the state or have themselves to blame in 2023.
His words, “For us here in the state (Benue), we will be fully mobilised, anyone that comes to rig election in 2023, should say his last prayer. You cannot rig where we are in the majority. It is impossible.”
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