A Catholic Priest, Rev. Father Hyacinth Alia has been declared winner of the governorship election in Benue State.
Alia, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared winner by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, after polling 473,933 votes ahead of his closest rival and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Titus Uba, who scored 223,913.
The Returning Officer, Prof Faruq Kuta and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna declared Alia the winner.
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Dapo Abiodun Wins Ogun Governorship Election
Meanwhile, Governor Dapo Abiodun has been declared winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Ogun State.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress thus returns reelected for second term.
Abiodun was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday.
According to results declared by the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Kayode Adebowale, Abiodun polled 276,298 votes ahead of Lade Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 262,383 votes, while Biyi Otegbeye of the African Democratic Congress polled 94,745 votes to come third.
Meanwhile, before Abiodun was announced as the winner of the poll, PDP collation agent, Sunkanmi Oyejide, cautioned the electoral umpire declaring the winner for the election.
Oyejide called for INEC to consider a clause in the Electoral Act (amended) that orders the commission to declare a rerun in the case of total rejected votes outnumbering the lead margin.
This followed a declaration by the Sagamu collation officer, Prof. Oluwagboyega Afolabi, who said that 15 polling units were canceled as a result of violence.
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