Governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and leaders of the party in the state have congratulated Governor Samuel Ortom, for emerging candidate of the party at the primaries held at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi today.
The former aspirants with the leaders and Governor Ortom also took a group photograph.
As soon as Governor Ortom’s votes exceeded those of John Tondu who came a distant second, there were shouts of jubilation in the stadium and Tondu went and congratulated him while counting is still ongoing.
Counting started with Tondu who scored 475, followed by Felix Atume, 44, Paul Orhii, 10, Joe Iorapuu, 3, while David Iorhemba scored one vote.
At the time of filing this report Governor Ortom’s votes exceeded 1000.
Source: Benue State News