“We will also guard against electoral manipulations. Nobody will be allowed to rig election in Benue. We will vote and guard our votes,”
he said.

He thanked Iorhemba, for agreeing to step down for him without much pressure from the party leadership, promising to integrate his campaign team into the state PDP main campaign organisation for the overall victory of the party.

Earlier, Iorhemba, said that his campaign team comprised mainly of grassroots mobilisers who were chiefly, former Local Government Area (LGA) Chairmen, Councilors and House of Assembly members.

He said they would work to ensure that PDP win at the ward, district and LGA levels, stating that they had been doing it over time.

Also, the Director-General (DG), Iorhemba governorship campaign organisation, Mr Iorhen Shirsha, said they had all agreed to work tirelessly for the re-election of Ortom during the 2019 general elections.