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Just In: INEC Declares Winner Of Benue Re-run Governorship Election



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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Governor Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the Benue State governorship election.

Ortom was declared the winner on Sunday after the supplementary election held in some polling units across the state.

The incumbent governor defeated his main challenger, Emmanuel Jime 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 humble APC’s Jime, who came behind with 345,155 votes, thus, winning with 89,318 margin.