Benue governorship election: Ortom, Jime urge supporters to remain calm
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Benue governorship election: Ortom, Jime urge supporters to remain calm

Mojeed Oladipupo

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Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, who has urged his supporters to remain calm and work towards consolidating the mandate given him by turning out en mass when INEC fixes a date for the supplementary poll.

Ortom, who is recontesting for the number one seat in the state under the platform the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the call on Monday while addressing journalists after INEC declared the election inconclusive.

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Jime, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  has also urged his supporters not to despair despite the poll gap between him and the governor.

With the belief that his party still has an advantage over the PDP,he asked them to remain calm.



The Returning Officer, Professor Sabastine Maimako, had declared the results inconclusive on Monday.

According to him, it was as a result of the gap between the cancelled votes of 121,019 as against the winning margin between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is 81,554.

Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

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Updated on March 17, 2019 at 11:56 pm