Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday charged people of the state and other eligible Nigerians to identify party candidates who have the prospects of helping the country before casting their votes in the coming elections.
The governor stated this while signing the N179.5 billion 2023 appropriation bill into law at the Government House, Makurdi.
He said the election should not be based on political parties but on the ability of the candidates to perform if elected.
“Though 2023 is pregnant and loaded, we hope that God will see us through all the challenges we are facing.
“A lot of us are expecting a turnaround, rebranding and refocusing. We as humans have tried but we hope that God himself will rescue us and give us peace, hope and all that will make the coming year enjoyable.
“Come 2023, let us work hard and vote according to the election and not according to the party.
“We must know those people who have prospects to help us and the country. Let us be truthful when we sit to consider this and may God direct us”.