- David Mark has been commended for his style of leadership in Benue south
- The winner of the PDP senatorial primary said he received total support during the convention
- Joseph Ojobo said his success at the poll to the grace of God upon his life and the love from his people
The frontline contestant of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial primaries for Benue south, Joseph Ojobo has appreciated the leadership of the party and the delegates, for their wonderful support during the senatorial convention.
Ojobo, a two-term member of the Benue House of Assembly, in the early hours of Friday, October 5, pulled a total of 264 votes, against his closest rival and former minister of interior, Comrade Abba Moro who pulled 214 votes, while former permanent secretary, ministry of defence, Mike Okibe Onoja went home with 159 votes.
Speaking to journalists in Makurdi, Ojobo said his success at the poll to the grace of God upon his life and the love from his people.
He also commended the courage, dedication and resilience of the delegates who defied rains and other inconveniences to ensure he emerged, promising he would not let the people down.
Ojobo said: "I'm very much on ground, I'm a grassroots person and I have everything going for me as a young man. I have spent over 30 years of my life in Okpokwu, so I hold Okpokwu as much as I hold my local government of origin.
"And I'm young, Otukpo local government area is like a municipal area which is populated with young people, these young people will always stand with one of their own.
"My victory is absolutely an act of God and unflinching love from the people. The least I shall do is to work hard to justify the confidence reposed on me," he said.
Ojobo while expressing confidence in the electoral process, specifically thanked the immediate past Senate President, David Mark, for playing, "an exceptional leadership role in the whole process"
"His neutrality and sincerity of heart in having a democratically elected successor is already in the public knowledge and commendable," Ojobo added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that an All Progressives Congress senatorial aspirant for the Benue south federal constituency has accused the former governor of the state, George Akume, of manipulating results against him.
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Daniel Onjeh alleged that Akume manipulated results of the APC primaries in the state in favour of his former deputy governor, Steven Lawani who won the APC ticket for the Benue south district.
He said the election which took place on Wednesday, October 3, was marred with various irregularities, intimidation, impersonation and the disenfranchisement of genuine delegates.
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