Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has joined the league of governors who failed in their bid to go the Senate after leaving office as governor
Gov Ortom loses senatorial race to former aide
Titus Zam of the APC polled 143,151 votes to beat Mr Ortom of the PDP who polled 106,882 votes, while Mark Gbillah of the Labour Party (LP) polled 51,950 votes.
ByAgency Report February 27, 2023 Reading Time: 1 min read
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has lost election for the Benue North-west Senatorial seat to his former aide, Titus Zam, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Declaring the result, the Returning Officer, Rufus Shaa’ato, said Mr Zam polled 143,151votes to beat Mr Ortom of the People Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 106,882 votes, while Mark Gbillah of the Labour Party (LP) polled 51,950 votes.
Mr Shaa’ato stated that Mr Zam was declared the winner having satisfied the requirements of the Electoral Law.
Mr Zam was Mr Ortom’s Special Adviser on Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from 2015 to 2017.
Relatedly, Mr Shaa’ato declared Dickson Tarkighir of APC winner of the Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency election.