Mrs Rebecca Akpedzan, former commissioner for Trade and Industries in Benue State, during the then governor George Akume administration has said that with the way Benue people were slaughtered by Fulani herdsmen this year, any person in the state voting the All Progressive Congress, APC, is committing suicide.
Akpedzan, who is the first state secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, said that the experience of the people of the state in the hands of herdsmen, with no support from the APC-led Federal Government, made the people believe that the ‘APC is a Miyetti Allah party’.
She said, “Any sane Benue person that votes for the APC is committing suicide, given the pains we have gone through.
“Even if you were not directly affected by the crisis, at least your neighbour or somebody from your village was affected”.
She also slammed the Federal Government for introducing vote buying across the country.
She alleged that the money given to traders by the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo was a tactical way of buying their votes.