The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Governor Samuel Ortom winner of Saturday’s supplementary election staged in Benue State.
Ortom, the incumbent governor of the state, polled 434,473 votes to beat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime, who got 345,155 votes – a margin of 89,318.
The result which returned Ortom for a second term in office was announced by INEC’s Returning Officer in the state, Professor Maimako Sebastian.
Before the rerun, Ortom was leading Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressive Congress with 81,264 votes and with results announced by INEC, Ortom will remain in office for another four years.
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