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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Ortom loses senatorial bid

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has lost the Benue North West senatorial contest.

Zam polled 143,151 votes to defeat Ortom with 106,882 votes.  The Labour Party candidate Mark Gbilah polled 51,950 votes.

The Governor lost to  All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Chief Titus Zam, who hails from Gwer west Local Government Area.

He is the political son of Senator George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Inter- Governmental Affairs.

The Nation reports that APC has won 10 of the 11 House of Representatives seats in Benue State.

Those who won are:

  1. RT. Hon. Blessing Onu =Otukpo/ Ohimini
  2. Hon. David Ogewu =Oju/ Obi
  3. Hon. Agbese Philip =Ado/ Okpokwu/ Ogbadibo
  4. Chief Mrs Regina Akume =Gboko/Tarka
  5. Arc. Achado Asema =Gwer/Gwer-west
  6. Hon. Sekav Iyortyom = Buruku
  7. Hon. Terseer Ugbor =Kwande/Ushongo
  8. Hon. Prince Solomon Wombo = Katsina -ala/ Ukum, Logo.
  9. Hon Dickson Tarkighir = Makurdi /Guma.
  10. Hon Engr Sesoo Gboko = Vandeikya/ Konshisha

 

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