PDP’s Ortom Declared Winner of Benue Governorship Election

Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been successfully reelected as governor of Benue State.

Ortom was declared winner on Sunday by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, after the supplementary election held in some polling units across the state on Saturday.

The PDP candidate defeated his main challenger, Emmanuel Jimeh of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to win his second term ticket.

Announcing the result on Sunday, the Returning Officer, Prof Sebastian Maimako, said Ortom of the PDP polled 434,473 votes to beat APC’s Jime, who came behind with 345,155 votes.

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