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Rerun Election: Saraki Reacts To Tambuwal, Ortom’s Victory



Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted to results of Benue and Sokoto States governorship elections.

Tambuwal won with a slim margin, after collation of results from 22 Local Governments Areas (LGAs), where supplementary election took place.

Governor Tambuwal polled 512,002 votes to defeat Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who came close behind with 511,661, losing to his erstwhile principal with just 341 votes.

Also, Governor Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been declared winner of the Benue State governorship election.

Ortom defeated his main challenger, Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to win his second term ticket.

Announcing the result on Sunday, the Returning Officer, Prof Sebastian Maimako, said Ortom of the PDP polled 434,473 votes to humble APC’s Jime, who came behind with 345,155 votes, thus, winning with 89,318 margin.

Reacting, Saraki congratulated Ortom and Tambuwal for emerging victorious.

On his Twitter page, the Senate president wrote: “Congratulations to Governors Tambuwal and Samuel Ortom on your victory in yesterday’s supplementary elections.

“I wish you both success as you continue to lead the great people of your respective states.”

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