Governor Samuel Ortom has emerged as the 2019 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue State.
Ortom contested against John Tondo, Paul Orhii and Felix Atume for the party’s ticket at the primary election.
The chairman, PDP Electoral Panel for the state, Zainab Maina, announced that Mr Ortom scored 2,210 votes to emerge winner, while Mr Tondo got 475 votes and Atume and Orhii polled 44 and 10 votes respectively.
No invalid votes were recorded during the election.
Maina described the election as free, fair, peaceful and conducted in accordance with the party’s constitution.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Ortom commended the delegates for re-electing him as the party candidate, adding that he would ensure unity among party members for the progress of PDP.
He promised to carry all aspirants along for growth and development of the state for the future generations to benefit.
Naija News recalls Ortom recently defected from the APC to the PDP.