- Daniel Onjeh, a prominent activist, has won the Benue South senatorial ticket under the platform of the APC
- The former president of West African Students' Union and National Association of Nigerian Students emerged victorious after two attempts in the past
- Onjeh defeated other APC chieftains in the contest including Austin Oleho, Joseph Ajene, among others
Otukpo - Former board chairman of Project Development Institute, PRODA, Comrade Dan Onjeh has emerged victorious in his quest to contest in the 2023 senatorial election after winning the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial primary election which was held on Sunday, May 29.
Onjeh who had contested for the same seat twice in the past was announced as the winner after beating other contestants with a wide margin.
He defeated other contestants including Austin Oleho, Ejeh Joseph, Joseph Ajene, and Nelson Alapa to emerge the winner of the primary.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the chairman, APC electoral committee for Benue South senatorial primary election, Hon. Moses Mkeenem raised an alarm over the invasion of the election collation centre in Otukpo, Benue state.
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Hon. Mkeenem said the thugs believed to be loyal to one of the aspirants in the election invaded the premises, brandishing guns, machetes, and other lethal weapons.
The chairman said it took the assiduous intervention of security operatives present at the venue, for him to exit the premises successfully.
He said the driver of the committee, Mr. Iorakaa was not so lucky as he was brutalized by the thugs, his car key was also snatched away from his driver by the hoodlums.
2023: Dattijo wins APC senatorial ticket for Kaduna Central
In a related development, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, better known as Dattijo, an ex-chief of staff to the Kaduna governor and former commissioner for budget and planning, has won the APC ticket to represent Kaduna central senatorial district.
At the election held at Umaru Musa Yar’adua hall in Kaduna, Dattijo emerged victorious after his two opponents, Usman Sani and Hajia Rabi Salisu withdrew from the contest shortly before the poll.
Announcing the result, Mohammed Bayero, the returning officer, said there were 405 delegates from the seven LGAs that make up the senatorial district, but 396 delegates showed up for the election and all were accredited.
Court nullifies Emenike’s emergence as APC guber candidate in Abia
In a related development, an Abia High Court has nullified the victory of Chief Ikechi Emenike, the acclaimed winner of the APC governorship primary election held in the state on Thursday, May 26.
At the end of Thursday's controversial primary election in Abia state, the embattled Chief Emenike was declared the winner.
But a court presided by Justice O. A Chijioke, in a suit instituted by Mr. Chinedum Nwole and two others, declared that Emenike lacks the locus standi to contest the primary election based on the fact that he had been suspended from the party.