Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State has further called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to remain unbiased and professional in conducting the 2023 general elections.
The governor said the President Muhammadu Buhari – led federal government has succeeded in making Nigerians poorer.
He said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has kept an alleged promise of taking Nigeria from top to bottom in their electioneering campaign manifestos.
In a statement issued through his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, Ortom said the APC will not win the 2023 presidential election because they have failed Nigerians in the past seven years.
Ortom also revealed that he has been a politician at the local, state and national levels for 40 years, and that the experience had shown that the APC cannot win the 2023 polls.
The Benue state Governor called on the INEC not to take side with any political party but to remain unbiased and professional in the discharge of its duties.
“As a people, Nigerians need to have a viable alternative to the current crop of leaders among the ruling party.
“They (APC) have kept their promise to take Nigeria from top to bottom. They have taken our country beneath the bottom. It’s a big shame. For us in the PDP, the onus rests on us to mend the cracks in our party. No external influence will do that for us. By the grace of God, we will reach a successful end so that we can move on.
“So long as INEC is as professional and neutral as it was in Osun and Ekiti states, I don’t see the APC winning the elections”, the statement reads.