Wednesday, 27 February 2019

PDP Win All Three Senatorial Seats In Benue

Benue North West (Zone B)
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Emmanuel Orker Jev has defeated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) George Akume to win the Benue North West Senatorial seat.

Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Nicodemus Ochai, made the announcement on Tuesday.

Mr. Jev who is also the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on FCT,  polled 157, 726 to beat the APC leader in the state, George Akume who polled 115,422.
The totally valid votes cast are 287, 028.

Benue South (Zone C)
There was wild jubilation in the Zone C area of Benue state when former minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, was declared winner of the Benue South Senatorial seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Announcing the result yesterday in Otukpo, the returning officer, Prof. Aunde Anune, said that Moro polled 84,162 votes, Lawani 47,972, Mike Onoja got 29,901, while Usman Abubakar of APDA received 5,504 votes.

Benue North (Zone A)
INEC had announced Suswam of the PDP as the winner, over senator Gemade of the SDP and two others.

Senator-elect, Benue North Senatorial District, Mr Gabriel Suswam, of the PDP has appealed to one of his opponents, Senator Barnabas Gemade, of the SDP to stop whining and accept defeat in good faith.
Suswam told Journalists at the INEC office in Makurdi that Gemade had no basis to complain against him as he was not even his closest rival in the contest.

“Gemade was not even the one that came next to me according to the result. He came a distant third. I congratulated Gemade when he defeated me in 2015. So, I expect him to follow suit by congratulating me, ”he said.

Gemade, who was also at the INEC office earlier, told Journalists that he was there to complain against the conduct of the elections.

He said the polls were marred by irregularities and accused former Governor Gabriel Suswam of allegedly using thugs to manipulate the process.

He alleged that the former governor resorted to the use of militia groups to rig the elections allegedly supported by government officials.

”It was only in Konshisha and Ukum Local Government Areas that they were unable to perpetuate the act of rigging.

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