Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has been declared the governor elect in 2019. The Independent National Electoral Commission announced that the Governor defeated his close challenger,RT Hon. Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress,APC. in the just concluded supplementary election.
While Jime of the APC got 345,155 votes, Ortom of the PDP polled a total vote of 434,473 defeating him with a margin of 89,318,the Returning Officer, Prof Sebastian Maimako said.