As the election results in Benue state were released, it was seen that the All Progressives Congress won majority of the seats thus relegating the ruling People’s Democratic Party to the back seat and the reason isn’t far-fetched.
It was gathered that many civil servants voted massively for the APC because of the salaries owed them by the PDP-led state government.
The state workers have insisted that there is no need voting the ruling PDP even as it is the leading party in the state.
They said the party had caused the non-payment of their salaries for several months.
Recall that the Benue state government led by Governor Gabriel Suswam has not paid salaries of workers for months, including that of academic and non-academic staff of tertiary institutions in the state that are currently on strike.
During the presidential and National Assembly elections last Saturday, the visibly angry workers who formed the majority of the voting strength of the agrarian state, blatantly refused to vote for the PDP.