Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Plateau State, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Caleb Mutfwang has urged the electoral umpire (INEC) to ensure that the wishes of the people of the state are respected as it concerns the outcome of the polls.
He also appealed to the citizenry to resist every attempt to maintain the status quo in the state.
He equally urged the people to wait until their votes are counted, uploaded on the BVAS and declared before leaving their polling units.
Mutfwang stated this while briefing at the Party’s State campaign secretariat in Jos, the State Capital.
“March 11, 2023, is our date with destiny and history. We urge all Plateau voters to prepare earnestly to cast their votes without fear or hesitation.
“This is our opportunity to say no to retrogression and return Plateau to the path of peace and prosperity. We Must resist any attempt to maintain status quo.
“We are aware of plans by the rejected APC administration in the state to bounce back from the shameful defeat it suffered on February 25 through rigging, intimidation and other primitive, criminal methods deployed by their candidates in Kanam and Wase.
“We must rise up as a people and resist them using every lawful means at our disposal. Even guns can be defeated by a united and determined people”, he admonished.
“Watch out for agents of violence who have been sent to foment trouble in order to get the results of your polling unit cancelled!
“Watch out for those who have been sent to create situations of over-voting! Only accredited voters by BVAS machine must vote”, Mutfwang advised.
“While they will attempt to rig the election, we must win in accordance with due process of law. I strongly urge you not to sell your vote for money.
“The future security and glory of Plateau depends on your vote! Take responsibility for your brothers and sisters less they be thrown into further humiliation and poverty”, he stressed.
“We want to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to respect the wishes of the Plateau as it concerns the outcome of the governorship and State Assembly elections”, he admonished.