Former Benue Commissioner for Transport, Mr Joseph Orkar, who was detained for eighteen months by the then military regime of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, said that the APC presidential candidate sent corrupt politicials to jail to demonstrate his high sense of moral discipline.
Orkar stated this on wednesday at an APC rallty in Aliade, Benue. Admitting hat they could have have been cases of miscarriage of justice, the few cases did not undermine the intergrity of the process. He said Buhari was working towards establishing probity and accountability in the system by decsiplining erring politicians.
Orkar, who is the APC Vice Chairman in the state, said he was an ardent supporter of Buhari despite his inmprisonment and called on other Nigerians to support the APC presidential candidate.
Also speaking, Senate Minority Leader, George Akume, accused the state government of non-payment of workers’ salaries, pensions, scholarship allowances and gratuities amounting to billions of Naira.
He said he left the PDP for the opposition when it became imminent that the PDP had derailed from the fundamental objectives of its fore fathers. He called on the electorates not to be left out of the wind of change blowing across the the six geo-political zones of the country.
Addressing the rally, a member of the state legislature, Mr Benjamin Adanyi, urged the people of teh state to collect their permanent voter cards (PVC’s) to enable them cast their votes durinmg elections.
On his part, Dr Samuel Ortom, the APC governotrship candidate in the state, accused the PDP of perpetrating acts of injustice, claiming that the injustice had been affirmed by the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
Ortom, who served as minister under President Goodluck Jonathan, defected to the APC after the PDP primaries. He promised to bring about a turnaround in all sectors of the economy and to govern the state with the fear of God.