The Local Government elections held in Benue State yesterday were all won by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Although the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission is yet to announce results, it is all victory for the PDP.
Of course, no other party fielded candidates for the elections apart from the PDP as the other parties were not sure of victory should they field any candidate. The All Progressives Congress (APC) in particular may have learned its lesson from the 2016 LGA elections where then in power, was able to clear all available seats.
Today the Governor, Samuel Ortom who was then in the APC has crossed over to the PDP. The fear in the camp of the APC is that results will be manipulated the same way they were done in the 2016 elections since the same invisible hand that could manipulate results is still operating behind the scenes, now on the other side of the divide.