Bright Ogaji believes the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flagbearer Atiku Abubakar will emerge victorious in the general elections.
The coordinator of the Benue Voters in Diaspora (BVD) said that despite the rift between Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom and the national party chairman Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP will not hinder their support for Atiku.
Ortom is among the aggrieved G5 governors who are clamouring that the national PDP chairman, Ayu, should step down from his position.
In a press statement signed by Ogaji, he said that Atiku would poll over one million votes from Benue state out of the 2.7 million registered voters confirmed by INEC.
His words: “I have seen the level of love and acceptability from the people. With what I saw yesterday at the rally, Atiku is the man to beat and nothing would stop Benue people from giving him over a million votes.
“I know it’s very difficult to believe, owing to what people have been saying and hearing about Benue, but the power lies with the voters. You can see from the massive turnout today and I kid you not, we the registered voters in the diaspora are also mobilizing our people at home to give their support to Atiku Abubakar. He is the best for now.
“Some of our members who registered in Lagos, Abuja, and other areas of residence before leaving Nigeria, have already transferred their voting power to Benue.”
“For some of us, we registered right here in Benue and our PVCs are in thousands, we shall speak with one voice, come 25th February, 2023 and return Atiku as our next President. Benue has always been delivering for PDP and this time around, it’s going to be massive, unprecedented.”