Emmanuel Jime

Emmanuel Jime, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority, has emerged as the consensus candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Benue State.

The party reached the decision on Monday after five other aspirants conceded the ticket to Jime, a move that was affirmed by an overwhelming voice vote at the primary.

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Audu Akange, the spokesperson of the aspirants, said they agreed to allow Jime fly the party’s flag in order to defeat Governor Samuel Ortom who emerged the PDP’s governorship candidate.

Jime in his acceptance speech thanked the party members for choosing him as the consensus candidate and therefore, called for their support to help him win the election.