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Benue Guber: We can’t open defence due to logistical challenges, INEC tells tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, that “due to logistical challenges”, it would be unable to open defence. The electoral body was due to open defence today in a petition filed by Emmanuel Jime of All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the return of Samuel Ortom of ...

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Benue Guber: Appeal Court dismisses Ortom’s appeal against decision on motions

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi on Friday dismissed appeals  by Gov. Samuel Ortom, INEC and PDP against the decision of the Benue Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to reserve all rulings on applications till final judgement on the main petition. The appellants are respondents in the petition filed by Mr Emmanuel Jime of APC before the  tribunal challenging the ...

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Pro-Buhari group slams Gov. Ortom for disclaiming own thug

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described comments by Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on his former aide, Terwase Akwaza alias Gana, as hypocritical. Ortom has accused Gana of causing mayhem and destabilising communities in Benue. The group mafe its position known in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Casiddy Madueke, on Sunday in Abuja. The ...

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PDP’s Ortom wins Benue rerun election

Gov. Samuel Ortom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the keenly contested Benue Governorship election held on March 23. Ortom polled 434,473 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 345,155 votes. The INEC Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Sabastine Maimako, declared the result on Sunday in Makurdi. ...

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Benue rerun: APC desperate because of imminent defeat, says Gov. Ortom

The Benue State Government has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of being too desperate as regards the Saturday’s supplementary election in the State. According to it, APC was desperate because of its imminent failure on Saturday. This disclosure was made by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Terver Akase. The state Government wondered why APC ...

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Benue Re-run: APC stalwarts call for tight security

As part of activities to keep rigging at bay on March 23 governorship re-run election in Benue state, the All Progressive Congress (APC) Elders Councils has said that security must be beefed up to curtail violence. According to them, there are available reports that some elements are plans to disrupts the re-run especially in APC strongholds. Addressing the media in ...

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INEC declares Benue Governorship poll inconclusive

The National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Benue Governorship election held on Saturday March 9 inconclusive. Announcing the verdict on Monday in Makurdi, the INEC Returning Officer for the state, Prof Sabastine Maimako, said the “margin of lead is below that of cancelled votes, therefore, the election is hereby declared inconclusive”. He put the total number of cancelled votes ...

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Violence forces INEC to reschedule elections in 3 LGAs in Benue

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Gwer, Gboko and Tarka Local Government Areas of Benue. Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, who confirmed this to newsmen on Saturday in Makurdi, however did not say when the polls would hold. He said the council wards where ...

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Atiku defeats Buhari in Benue with a slim margin

Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has defeated President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the Presidential election in Benue. Declaring the results on Tuesday in Makurdi, the State Constituency Collation Officer, Prof Sebastine Maimako, said Atiku polled a total of 355,255 votes to beat his closest rival, Buhari, who scored ...

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Presidential Election: Atiku leads in 7 LGAs out of 11 released so far in Benue

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has taken an early lead in the Saturday’s presidential poll results in 7 of 11 Local Government Areas of Benue already announced. On Monday in Makurdi that the results, which are still being collated across the state, showed Atiku leading in Gwer West, Buruku, Logo, Agatu, Apa, ...

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