Benue State News Today
Bayan kai ruwa rana tare aiwatar da bakin gumurzu na siyasa, gwamna Samuel Ortom na jam'iyyar PDP, ya sake lashe zaben gwamnan jihar Benuwe karo na biyu da aka gudanar a ranar Asabar, 23 ga watan Maris, 2019.
Governor Samuel Ortom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the keenly contested Benue governorship election held on Saturday, March 23.
The results of 13 councils as announced by various INEC collation officers in Makurdi, showed Ortom won Agatu, Apa, Ogbadibo, Gwer West, Buruku, Ukum, Kwande, Logo and Ushongo while Jime won in Tarka, Otukpo, Makurdi and Ohimini.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to conduct supplementary elections in the states where the governorship elections and some House of Assembly elections were declared inconclusive.
Comfort Dooshima, the INEC collation officer the Gboko local government area in Benue state has reportedly been shot by unknown gunmen while on her way to the INEC’s office in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
A former president of the Senate, David Mark, has urged the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) to avoid declaring elections inconclusive, noting that the practice is unhealthy and stressful.