Former minister, and Benue state governorship candidate of The All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Samuel Ortom, is leading in the state in results of the election so far collated.
Ortom has carried eight out of 13 local government gubernatorial election results announced by Independent National Electoral Commission,the APC candidate won in eight local governments, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Terhemen Tarzoor won in five local government areas.
One major upset in the election was the defeat of the PDP candidate in Otukpo local government area where the Senate President, David Mark, hails from.
The APC candidate received 15,715 votes to PDP candidate’s 14,519 votes.
Other results announced by INEC are –
Gwer East LG:
PDP got 23,550
PDP 8, 440
In Okpoku LG
Gwer West LG
PDP 13,033 votes.
APC 5, 860
APC 8,852 votes.