APC’s Ortom Declared Winner Of Benue Gubernatorial Election

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ortom_in_apc.jpg1_-640x431The Gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom, has been declared the winner of the state’s election.

During the Announcement of the result in Makurdi the Benue State capital, INEC’s Returning Officer, Professor Hayward Mafuyai, said that Dr Ortom who has been declared the governor-elect polled 422,932 votes as against PDP’s Terhemen Tarzoor who polled 313,878 votes to emerge runner-up.

LeadershipNg reported the collated results from the local government areas as:

1. Ogbadibo LGA:
APC 7,890; PDP 7,357 Margin 533
2. Apa LGA: APC Won
APC 7,132; PDP 7,582 Margin 450
3. Tarka LGA: APC Won
APC 14,888; PDP 3,571 Margin 11,317
4. Otukpo LGA: APC Won
APC 15,715; PDP 13,519 Margin 2,196
5. Obi LGA: PDP Won
PDP 8440; APC 7786 Margin 654
6. Gwer LGA: APC Won
APC 23,831; PDP 12,657 Margin 11,174
7. Vandeikya LGA: APC Won
APC 33,075; PDP 15,228 Margin 17, 847
8. Gwer West LGA: PDP Won
APC 11,844; PDP 13,033 Margin 1,189
9. Okpokwu LGA: PDP Won
APC 7,209; PDP 10,849 Margin 3,640
10. Makurdi LGA: APC Won
APC 33,245; PDP 23,550 Margin 9,695
11. Katsina Ala LGA: PDP Won
APC 17,227; PDP 25,192 Margin 7,965
12. Gboko LGA: APC Won
APC 55, 022, PDP 17,232 Margin 37,790
13. Agatu LGA: PDP Won
APC 5,956; PDP 14,936 Margin 8,980
14. Ado LGA: PDP Won
APC 6,630 PDP 7,196 Margin 566
15. Gwer West LGA:APC Won
PDP 13,033APC 11844 Margin 1189
16. Guma LGA:PDP 26,917
APC 12,545 Margin -14372
17. Ushongo LGA:APC Won
PDP 13122APC 24199 Margin 11,077
18. Konshisha LGA:PDP 8628
APC 31410 Margin22,782
19. Kwande LGA: PDP 11532
APC 33701 Margin 22,169
20. Ohimini LGA:PDP 6135
APC 6294 Margin 159
21. Ukum LGA:PDP 9471
APC 13735 Margin 4,264
22. Logo LGA: PDP 26964
APC 8852 Margin-18112
23. Buruku LGA: PDP 15154
APC 28885 Margin13731

Following the announcement and collection of the result by the party agents, the representative of the Peoples Democratic Party emulated President Goodluck Jonathan by reading the congratulatory message of Mr Terhemen Tarzoor, who came second in the contest.

In the speech read by the Director of Administration and Finance of the Tarzoor Campaign Organisation, Dr Cletus Tyokyaa, the Peoples Democratic Party congratulated the governor-elect for his victory at the polls but expressed reservations about the conduct of the elections in the state.

The agent of the All Progressives Congress, Joe Ikyaagba, expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the election and promised the people of the state that the governor-elect would take them out of poverty.

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