- Former minister of interior, Abba Moro, has emerged as the candidate of the PDP for Benue South senatorial district
- The former minister polled 461 votes to defeat two other aspirants
- Moro promised the people of good representation when he gets to the Senate
Abba Moro, the former minister of interior, has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate to contest the Benue South senatorial election in the 2019 general elections in the state.
Announcing the results of the rescheduled senatorial election on Sunday night at the handball court of Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Sunny Agbade, secretary of the PDP Benue South senatorial electoral committee, declared Moro as winner .
Moro polled 461 votes to defeat Hon Joseph Ojobo, a one time member of the State House of Assembly, who polled 365 votes, while Mike Onoja came third with 165 votes.
Agbade said over 1,000 adhoc and statutory delegates participated in the primaries.
In his acceptance speech, Moro assured the people of good representation and his determination to serve them better as a senator. He assured the people of the district that he would work hard to ensure victory for the PDP at the general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the polls had been postponed twice - once in Otukpo on account of violence and in Makurdi because polls were inconclusive.
NAN also reports that the polls had been postponed from October 4 to October 7 when three other local government councils could not participate in the exercise on account of accreditation. The exercise had been moved from Otukpo to Makurdi for security concerns.
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The local government councils affected by accreditation related problems were; Okpokwu, Ohimini and Otukpo.
Moro, is now set to face former Benue deputy governor, Chief Steven Lawani of the APC in the general elections.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue emerged as the 2019 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue.
Ortom defeated other three contestants; John Tondo, Paul Orhii and Felix Atume at the primary election.
The chairman, PDP Electoral Panel for the state, Hajia Zainab Maina announced that Ortom scored 2,210 votes to emerge winner, while Tondo got 475 votes and Atume and Orhii polled 44 and 10 votes respectively.
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