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Benue LG leaders deny making plan to defect to APC

The Benue State Forum of Local Government Vice Chairmen have dismissed widespread reports of its members planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. According to the forum, the fake news circulated by mischief  makers, adding that  its members are only exploring all civil means to accrue all their statutory entitlements. The statement was signed by Hon. Austine Nemba, Chairman ...

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Former INEC REC wins APC governorship primaries in Plateau

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau State has announced Dr. Nentanwe Yilwatda Goshwe as the winner of its governorship primary election in the State. It should be noted that Goshwa was the former Independent National Electoral Commissioner, INEC, Resident Electoral Commissioner in Benue State, In the poll, Nentawe, polled a total of 803 votes to beat three other aspirants. ...

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2023: Benue will resist rigging with full force- Gov Ortom vows

As preparations for the 2023 general elections are gaining momentum, Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom has warned that any attempt by anyone or group to rig elections in the State will be resisted. Governor Ortom gave this warning at the expanded caucus meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State, which was held at the Benue People’s ...

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Ortom denies borrowing money from ex-aide to finance 2015 poll

The Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom, has denied borrowing money from his former Chief of Staff, Hon. Terwase Orbunde to prosecute his 2015 governorship elections. Orbunde had in a letter dated 16th April, 2022, requested that the Governor reimbursed him to the tune of N160m, which he claimed he “invested” in Ortom’s governorship campaign in All Progressives Congress (APC) ...

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Gov Ortom breaks silence on senatorial ambition

Governor Samuel Ortom has indicated his interest to contest the Benue North-West senatorial seat over the weekend. It was learnt that the seat is currently occupied by Senator Emmanuel Orker Jev, who may seek a second mandate from members of his constituency. Ortom had made his intention to unseat the incumbent Jev known on Saturday when he sought the blessings ...

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NAF suspends officer who prevented Ortom from meeting Osinbajo

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has  suspended the Air Force officer who  Saturday prevented Governor Sam Ortom from gaining access into the Markurdi Airport to receive transiting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday. It will be recalled that the  swift action came after the governor lamented his treatment which he blamed on his criticism of President ...

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I have been barred from having access to Buhari, gov Ortom laments

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom , has revealed  that he was barred from having access to President Muhammadu Buhari. According to him,  he was barred from having access to Buhari due to his constant criticism of his bad policies. Speaking to newsmen at the state’s Government House in Makurdi, Benue State, he lamented that Buhari’s policies are bad. He also ...

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Why Benue people will vote massively vote for PDP- Ayu

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu says the people of Benue State, will vote massively for the party in 2023 more than it did in 2019 elections. He made this statement at his Gboko residence when he hosted party stakeholders from the 17 council wards of the local government to a Christmas celebration. According to ...

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House of reps member, thousands of supporters dump APC for PDP in Benue

The political fortune of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Benue State have dwindled with the exit of a three term member of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon John Dyegh and his teeming supporters. A former director of administration at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Dr Joseph Igbawua also dumped the APC for the PDP. The decamping ceremony which ...

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We won’t shield any member from investigation, prosecution- APC

The newly elected state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State, Omale Omale has warned members of the party against any form of corrupt practices. He vowed that members of the party in the state would not be shielded from any investigation during his tenure as chairman. Speaking through the the outgoing Legal Adviser of APC in ...

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