The Benue State Governorship Primary Elections re-run Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared Hyacinth Alia as the winner of the governorship primary elections in the state.
The election followed the directive of the Appeal Court, Makurdi Division that the APC conduct fresh elections in 137 wards of 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in a judgement following a case filed by one of the aspirants, Terhemba Shija.
Barring further objections that may arise as a result of the election by any of the other aspirants for the position, Alia is now the authentic candidate of the party and is billed to fly the flag of the APC during the 2023 general elections in March.
Declaring Alia as the winner of the election, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Basheer Lado said Alia polled 410,682 votes to beat his closet rival, Sam Ode, who polled 22,319.
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Chairman of the electoral commitee Basir Lado announced the outcome of the All progressives congress APC Governorship re-run in favour of the earlier winner Hyacinth Alia.
According to him results were collated from the 11 affected local councils and merged with the 12 others earlier conducted to arrive at the total figure which gave him the lead.
He commended delegates for their orderliness during the exercise.
Chairman appeal committee said the committee will commence sitting from 11pm on Thursday to Friday morning to receive complaints that would be raised by any of the aspirants.
(Editor : Ena Agbanoma)