- Mimi Adzape-Orubibi has emerged winner of the APC ticket for Benue Northeast senatorial seat
- The former executive chairman, Benue Internal Revenue Service (BIRS), defeated four others in the election held in Adikpo
- Adzape-Orubibi, in an acceptance speech urged defeated contestants to team up with her for success in the general election
Mimi Adzape-Orubibi, the former executive chairman, Benue Internal Revenue Service (BIRS), has won the APC ticket to contest for the Benue Northeast senatorial seat.
Adzape-Orubibi defeated four others to pick the ticket in the election held in Adikpo.
According to Christopher Sarki, chairman of the APC electoral panel, the former revenue service boss polled 1,391 to floor Mathias Byuan, who scored 279 votes.
James Vandefan, another contestant, secured 28 votes, while a serving state legislator, Benjamin Nungwa, polled 26 votes, leaving 22 votes for Michael Tsumbu.
Adzape-Orubibi, in an acceptance speech, thanked the constituents for keeping faith with her, and urged defeated contestants to team up with her for success in the general election.
Legit.ng previously reported that former managing director, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Emmanuel Jime, on Monday, October 1, won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket for the 2019 general elections in Benue.
The primaries originally slated to hold on Sunday, September 30, failed to hold on account of late arrival of sensitive voting materials.
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All five aspirants for the governorship slot stepped down for Jime, a former federal legislator. Those who stepped down for Jime were; Chief Akange Audu, Asema Achado, Michael Iordye, Titus Zam and Benjamin Adanyi.
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