Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
Immediate previous deputy governor of Benue State, Chief Steven Lawani, has gained the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for the Benue South Senatorial District.
At the keenly contested election which held from Wednesday via to Thursday afternoon in Otukpo, Chief Lawani polled a complete of one,321 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Comrade Daniel Onjeh who scored a complete of one,059 votes whilst Dr. Andrew Egboja were given 21 votes.
Returning Officer for the Senatorial primaries, Alhaji Abubakar Maru, who introduced the consequences at about 3:09pm, declared Lawani because the winner of the election and thus, the senatorial candidate of the Party in 2019 normal election.
Chief Lawani is, via this win, will face whoever emerges as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate from the rescheduled PDP primaries for the zone which used to be ongoing, in Makurdi, on the time of fling this document.
It can be famous that the PDP primary election for the Benue south senatorial district needed to be moved from Otukpo to Makurdi on account of some unresolved problems throughout the birthday party within the zone, a building which made the electoral committee flip to Makurdi with election fabrics.
At the time of this document, delegates from the 9 native govt spaces that represent the Senatorial District have reconvened on the Aper Aku stadium Makurdi for accreditation and vote casting.