INEC Declares Outcome Of Benue Governorship Election
Benue state governor Samuel Ortom (photo credit: NAN)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the March 9 governorship election in Benue State, north-central Nigeria, inconclusive.

Returning officer for Benue, Sebastian Maimako, said the commission declared the poll inconclusive because 121,011 electorates were either unable to vote or election did not hold in their areas.

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Maimako announced that Governor Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 410,576, while his closest rival, Emmanuel Jime of the APC, polled 329,022 votes.


Below are the results from the various local government areas:

Oju LGA

APC – 19,061

PDP – 13,110

OBI LGA
APC- 9,696

PDP – 9,055

GWER WEST LGA

APC – 7,292

PDP – 14,375

OGBADIGBO LGA

APC – 9,018

PDP – 8,518

GWER EAST LGA

APC – 14,582

PDP – 19,596

USHONGO LGA
APC – 14,589

PDP – 22,351

OHIMINI LGA

APC – 8,470

PDP – 7,304

AGATU LGA

APC – 7,538

PDP – 9,935

APA LGA

APC – 8,460

PDP – 8,429

OTUKPO LGA

APC – 21,530

PDP – 12,903

TARKA LGA

APC – 16,919

PDP – 2,975

UKUM LGA

APC – 11,725

PDP – 22,540

KATSINA-ALA LGA

APC – 21,614

PDP – 17,980

ADO LGA

APC – 7,711

PDP – 7,258

GUMA LGA

APC – 8,869

PDP – 28,479

GBOKO LGA

APC – 28,540

PDP – 36,186

MAKURDI LGA

APC – 35,967

PDP – 29,232

LOGO LGA

APC – 4,552

PDP – 30,152

BURUKU LGA

APC – 13,215

PDP – 29,141

OKPOKWU LGA

APC – 8,372

PDP – 8,297

KWANDE LGA

APC – 22,783

PDP – 29,048

VANDEIKIYA LGA

APC – 18,579

PDP – 27,124

KONSHISHA LGA

APC – 9,940

PDP – 16,588


FINAL RESULT 

APC – 329,022

PDP – 410,576

Margin – 81,554

Areas where elections were not held or cancelled – 121,011

Valid – 790,102

Rejected – 14,560

Vote cast – 804,662

Reg voters – 2,480,131

Accredited – 816,969