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Ortom Kicks As EFCC Arrests Campaign Director With N100,000

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Director of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Council in Benue State, Dr. Cletus Tyokaa, for being in possession of N100,000 on election day.

He was set to go to his village in Daudu, Guma Local Government Area, when the anti-graft agency arrested him on suspicion of vote buying.

Governor Samuel Ortom, while reacting to the incident, accused the EFCC of overstepping its bounds.

The governor, who spoke with reporters after casting his vote at GSS Gbajumba in Guma Local Government, said N100,000 was too small for Tyokaa to go and influence voters with.

He, therefore, called on EFCC to release Tyokaa to enable him to exercise his civic right.

He accused the agency of working for a particular political party in Benue.

Ortom expressed happiness with the high turnout of people, who converged to vote in the 20 polling units INEC set up within the Government Secondary School, Gbajumba.

The governor, who voted alongside his wife, Eunice, said the people of Benue North West were behind him.

He said he was confident of emerging victorious at the polls.

He commended INEC for conducting a free and fair elections so far.

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