Stomach Infrastructure: Rice branded with Jonathan’s picture floods Benue


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Truck-loads of rice of different sizes, branded with pictures of the President Goodluck Jonathan, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 28 election, have flooded Benue State, Punch Reports.

It was learnt that the branded bags of rice will be used as a strategy by PDP handlers in the state to woo the electorate to vote for Jonathan for a second term.

A driver, who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said several vehicles have been moving the commodity from the designated warehouse to various local government areas of the state.

The source however said they were not told what the bags of rice would be used for, noting that it might be used during the presidential poll.

Another source in the PDP, who equally craved anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press, explained that the branded rice would be distributed to the people a day to the Presidential elections and on the day of voting to people, who were are ready to vote for Jonathan.

Efforts to speak with the state coordinator of Jonathan/Sambo campaign organisation, Sam Ode, failed as his mobile telephone was not reachable while he did not respond to an SMS forwarded to him as of the time of filling this report.

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