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PDP Primaries: Ortom wins, serving senators lose

Governor Samuel Ortom has won the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election in Benue North West senatorial district.

Governor Samuel Ortom has won the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election in Benue North West senatorial district.

Ortom’s emergence followed his adoption by delegates from the seven local government areas which make up the Benue North West senatorial zone.

He was in March this year endorsed as the sole PDP senatorial candidate by the stakeholders from the zone to contest the Senate seat.

The governor told journalists in Makurdi shortly after he was declared winner that he appreciates his people for always standing by him.

He said he was pleased to be given another opportunity to seek to serve the state at the Senate when eventually his tenure as governor would have been completed.

Ortom therefore pledged his commitment to continue doing his best in service to the people of the Senate as he noted that the interest of the people will always be his priority.

Meanwhile, in Ondo State, the Senator representing Ondo South Senatorial district, Nicholas Tofowomo, suffered a setback in his bid to return to the upper legislative chamber on PDP platform.

He lost his return ticket to the former Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi.

Ajayi scored 78votes to beat Tofowomo who polled 74votes.

A two term Senator, Ayo Akinyelure , representing Ondo central senatorial district, also lost his seat to ifedayo Adedipe.