The Minister for pecial Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume says it is almost certain that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over the Benue Government House in 2023.
He made this statement when he spoke at the end of the APC state congress in Makurdi on Sunday.
According to him, the successful conduct of the congress was an indication that the party was set to legitimately take over power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.
Recall that Austin Agada was elected as the state APC chairman at the congress.
Mr Abubakar Mohammed, Chairman of the Electoral Committee who declared the result on Sunday in Makurdi, said that Agada polled 1,385 votes to beat his opponent, Mr Omale Omale, who boycotted the election.
Hr explained that 1,500 delegates voted at the election, adding that other newly elected officials emerged unopposed.
He lauded the leaders of the party in the state for the maturity they exhibited during the congress.