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General News of Saturday, 18 March 2023


APC defeats PDP inside Ortom’s Govt House

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State

Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State has won two polling units in the Government House in Makurdi.

Alia polled 130 votes to defeat PDP’s candidate, Engr. Titus Uba, who scored 43 votes at the Arts theatre polling unit 011.

At the Protocol polling unit 022, APC scored 36 votes while PDP scored 10 votes.

Governor Samuel Ortom is one of the seven governors who lost their senatorial bids.

A member of the G-5 led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Ortom has been struggling to maintain his stronghold.