Benue governorship election declared inconclusive [See results]

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday declared the governorship election conducted in Benue State on Saturday as inconclusive.

INEC said its decision was based on statistics that areas where election did not take place had a voting strength of 121, 019 while the margin between two leading candidates stood at 81, 554.

Making the declaration, the state returning officer, Sebastian Maimako, however, announced that Samuel Ortom of the PDP scored the highest number of votes of 410,576.

He was closely followed by Emmanuel Jime of the APC who polled a total number of 329,022 votes.

Peoples Redemption Party, PRP’s candidate, Rev. Fredrick Ikyaan, who polled a total of 26, 659 votes, to come third in results so far announced.

The results, as announced by INEC, showed that the PDP had a total of 81, 554 votes ahead of the APC.

The summary of the results is below as announced by INEC:

1. Oju LGA
APC – 19, 061
PDP – 13, 110

2. Obi LGA
APC – 9, 696
PDP – 9, 055

3. Gwer West LGA
APC – 7, 292
PDP – 14, 375

4. Ogbadigbo LGA
APC – 9,018
PDP -8,518

5. Gwer East LGA
APC -14, ,582
PDP -19, 596

6. Ushongo LGA
APC -14, 589
PDP -22, 351

7. Ohimini LGA
APC -8, 470
PDP -7, 304

8. Agatu LGA
APC -7, 538
PDP -9, 935

9. Apa LGA
APC -8, 460
PDP -8, 429

10. Otukpo LGA
APC -21, 530
PDP -12, 903

11. Tarka LGA
APC – 16, 919
PDP – 2, 975

12. Ukum LGA
APC -11, 725
PDP -22, 540

13. Katsina-Ala LGA
APC -21, 614
PDP -17, 980

14. Ado LGA
APC -7, 711
PDP -7, 258

15. Guma LGA
APC -8, 869
PDP -28, 479

16. Gboko LGA
APC -28, 540
PDP -36, 186

17. Makurdi LGA
APC -35, 967
PDP -29, 232

18. Logo LGA
APC -4, 552
PDP -30, 152

19. Buruku LGA
APC -13, 215
PDP -29, 141

20. Kwande LGA
APC -22, 783
PDP -29, 048

21. Okpokwu LGA
APC -8372
PDP -8297

22. Vandekiya LGA
APC -18, 579
PDP -27, 124

23. Konshisha LGA
APC -9, 940
PDP -16, 588

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