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BREAKING: Double Defeat For APC As Former Member Ortom Wins Benue Gov For PDP


Samuel Ortom, incumbent Governor of Benue State, has secured a second term as Governor of the state. He was declared winner of the election on Sunday, after the results of the rerun were announced in Benue by Professor Sebastain Maimako, the Returning Officer of the state. Before the supplementary elections that held on March 23, 2019, Ortom’s Peoples Democratic Party had polled 410,576 votes against 329,022 votes secured by Emmanuel jime, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The margin of lead at the time was 81,554 votes. However, the elections were earlier declared inconclusive as elections did not take place in areas that had a combined voting strength of 121,019 votes. After the supplementary elections, at final count, Ortom, who was an APC member until 2018, polled 434,473 votes to defeat Jime and the APC who secured 345,155 votes. PDP won by a margin of 89,318 votes. #NigeriaDecides Elections Breaking News AddThis : Featured Image : Original Author : SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :


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