- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has been issued certificate of return by INEC
- The electoral commission also presented certificate of return to 30 lawmakers-elect of Benue House of Assembly
- PDP cruised to a landslide victory in Benue as the party swept 23 out of 30 assembly seats in the state
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cruised to another landslide victory in Benue as the party swept 23 out of 30 seats at the state House of Assembly.
Legit.ng recalls that after the March 25 supplementary election held in Benue state, Governor Samuel Ortom was also re-elected, defeating his opponent from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime.
Ortom, who was declared winner by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), polled a total number of 434,473 votes to defeat Jime who scored 345,155 votes.
Daily Independent reports that INEC presented the certificate of return to the governor, the state lawmakers-elect, which included 23 PDP members, six APC members and one member of African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Festus Okoye, the INEC commissioner for Benue, Anambra and Enugu states presented the return certificate to the elected members on Friday, March 29.
Speaking after receiving his certificate, Governor Ortom thanked INEC and President Muhammadu Buhari for not interfering in the supplementary election.
He, however, called for improvement in the electoral process, adding that much is needed to be done.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that INEC on Wednesday, March 27, issued a certificate of return to the Imo state governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha.
The certificate was presented to the governor-elect by Prof. Francis Ezeonu, the INEC resident electoral commissioner in the state.
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