PDP sweeps Benue LG polls | Dailytrust

PDP sweeps Benue LG polls

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the 23 chairmanship and 276 councillorship seats at Saturday’s Benue State local government poll.

Tersoo Loko, Chairman of the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission, disclosed this while announcing the results of the election on Sunday in Makurdi.

He said four political parties, AAC, PDP, APGA, Labour party and SDP, took part in the exercise held across the state. 

The All Progressives Congress (APC), however, did not participate in the polls. The party had earlier urged its members to abstain from the exercise. 

Loko said the election was free and fair in all the local government areas. 

Earlier, the Benue State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it deployed 1,250 personnel across the state to maintain peace and before, during and after the local government election.

The state Commandant, Phillip Okoh said the command was aware of the security challenges in the state but promised that the corps would leave nothing to chance to ensure the security of lives and property.

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