Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, claims that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government has devised a new strategy of buying votes through its school feeding programme.
Ortom alleged that ahead of the 2019 general elections, the APC has started collecting the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) of unsuspecting members of the public as a ploy to enroll their wards into the government’s school feeding programme whereas the original plan is to allegedly buy their votes.
The governor called on security agencies in the country to go after the ruling party and others engaged in vote-buying.
“We have made a policy statement about that, urging people not to be deceived by that antics,’’ Ortom said at the Government House in Makurdi.
“Once you apply for loan or to be enrolled into the school feeding programme and you are qualified, you will be selected.