Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, and David Mark, former Senate president, reportedly stormed office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Makurdi, Benue capital, on Sunday, February 24, to protest the alleged snatching of election results by unidentified soldiers.
According to The Cable, the duo headed straight into the office of Nentawe Yiltwada the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC)'s, when they got into the head office of the commission in the state.
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Meanwhile, the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has taken an early lead in the Saturday’s presidential poll results in 7 of 11 local government areas of Benue already announced.
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Monday, in Makurdi that the results, which are still being collated across the state, showed Atiku leading in Gwer West, Buruku, Logo, Agatu, Apa, Ado, and Obi LGAs.
The results also showed President Muhammadu Buhari trailing behind in four local government areas.
The LGAs so far won by Buhari were; Tarka, Ushongo, Konshisha and Ohimini while results from 12 other LGAs were yet to be released. Those being awaited are; Gboko, Guma, Makurdi, Katsina, Vandeikya, Otukpo, Ogbadibo, Oju, Kwande, Gwer East, Ukum and Guma LGAs.
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