Election Update: APC Sweeps Benue LG Elections - 4 years ago
The All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Sunday declared winner of the Saturday’s election conducted into all 23 Local Government Areas of the state. Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC), Dr. John Tsuwa, announced the results in Makurdi. Tsuwa also declared the APC unopposed winner of 182 counciliorship seat out of 276 council wards across the state, leaving 94 seats for other parties. He said that eight political parties took part in the exercise held across 3, 691 polling units in the state. The BSIEC chairman described the exercise as most peaceful and credible polls ever conducted in the history of the state. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue had predicted the victory. “I am very impressed with the organisation of the exercise and the massive turnout; I am happy that people are excited to vote. ”I am optimistic that the APC will sweep the polls,” Ortom said after casting his vote yesterday at Ako polling unit, Ndzorov ward of Guma. He told newsmen that he insisted on holding the election “to install democracy and instill discipline, accountability and sanity in local government administration”.