As political activities heat up in Benue state ahead of the forthcoming local government elections , aspirants on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have urged the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission, BSIEC, to provide a level playing field for all contestants at the poll.
The aspirants maintained that is was only by so doing that the umpire body would be able to instill confidence in the process.
Speaking on behalf of others aspirants yesterday after purchasing his expression of interest form at the PDP secretariat in Makurdi, Comrade James Oche, the chairmanship aspirant for Ado local government council, also enjoined the Commission to ensure transparency in the conduct of the polls.
The National President of the Door to Door Campaign Organization, said he was in the race for the Ado chairmanship position following the insistence of the people of the area to have him lead them at that level of governance.
He cautioned all aspirants in the state against adopting the ‘do or die’ attitude in the election, pleading that the will of the people be allowed to prevail at the polls.
Comrade Oche said, “we are saying that the umpire body and aspirants irrespective of our political platforms should play by the rules so as to engender confidence in the process.
“In doing that, we urge the BSIEC to avail all aspirants a level playing field so as to ensure a credible, transparent and generally acceptable poll at the end of the day.”
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