Akume loses Senate seat as PDP wins Benue North-West

Posted by News Express | 26 February 2019 | 1,835 times

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The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Emmanuel Orker Jev has defeated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) George Akume to win the Benue North West Senatorial seat. 

Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Nicodemus Ochai, made the announcement on Tuesday.

Mr. Jev who is also the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on FCT,  polled 157, 726 to beat the APC leader in the state, George Akume who polled 115,422.

The totally valid votes cast are 287, 028.

Sourced from a Channels TV report

 


Source: News Express

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