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Gov Ortom, others receive certificate of return

Governor Samuel Ortom of the People’s Democratic Party and his deputy Mr Benson Abounu today received their certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. 

The INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of Benue, Anambra and Enugu states, Mr Festus Okoye, presented the certificates to the governor, his deputy and the legislators-elect at the IBB square.

He blamed the incidents of ballot-box snatching and thuggery on politicians.

However, the elections were earlier declared inconclusive as elections did not take place in areas that had a combined voting strength of 121,019 votes.

After the supplementary elections, at final count, Governor Ortom polled 434,473 votes to defeat Jime and the All Progressive Congress, APC who secured 345,155 votes.

PDP won by a margin of 89,318 votes.

Our correspondent reports that thirty members elect of the Benue State House of Assembly were also presented with their certificate of return.

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