Benue turning APC state as Ortom leads race

Benue turning APC state as Ortom leads race

Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:03 pm

Ortom, APC candidate:  leading in Benue

Ortom, APC candidate: leading in Benue

Former minister, and Benue state governorship candidate of The All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Samuel Ortom, is ahead of the pack as results of the election are being collated.

Out of 13 local government gubernatorial election results announced by Independent National Electoral Commission, the APC candidate won in eight local governments, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Terhemen Tarzoor won in five local government areas.

One major upset in the election was the defeat of the PDP candidate in Otukpo local government area where the Senate President, David Mark, hails from.

The APC candidate received 15,715 votes to PDP candidate’s 14,519 votes.

Other results announced by INEC are –

Gwer East LG:

APC: 23,831
PDP: 12,657

Oju LG

APC 16,948

PDP 10,491.

Vandekya LG

APC 33,075

PDP 15,228

Tarka LG

APC 14,888

PDP 3,571

Makurdi LG
APC 33,245
PDP got 23,550

Obgadibo LG

APC 7,892

PDP’s 7,358.

Obi LG

APC 7,786

PDP 8, 440

In Okpoku LG

APC 7,209
PDP 10,849.

Apa LG

APC 7,132

PDP 7,582.

Gwer West LG

APC 11,844

PDP 13,033 votes.

Agatu LG

APC 5, 860
PDP 15,032.

Logo LG
PDP 26,964
APC 8,852 votes.

*Logo is incumbent Governor Gabriel Suswam council area

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