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Benue: Samuel Ortom defeats Jime, wins guber election

Benue: Samuel Ortom defeats Jime, wins guber election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Governor Samuel Ortom the winner of the governorship election in Benue State.

The declaration was made on Sunday by the Returning Officer of the supplementary election held on Saturday, Sebastian Maimako.

He announced that Ortom polled a total of 434,473 votes to beat Mr Jime who polled 345,155 votes.

During the March 9 governorship election, Ortom had 410,576 votes while Jime had 329,022 votes, thus leading with 81,554 votes.

The supplementary election was conducted in 204 polling units in no fewer than 22 local governments in the state.