With combined backup forces of Akume and Alia, Tinubu defeats Peter Obi in Benue

A combined picture of Tinubu and Peter Obi


The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, has won the presidential election in Benue State with a narrow margin.

This was made known by the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Faruk Kuta, who announced the result on Monday at the INEC head office in Makurdi, the state capital.

According to him, Tinubu polled 310,468 votes and was followed by Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who secured 308,372 votes.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came a distant third after pulling a total of 130,081 votes, while the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) scored 4,740 votes.

THE CONCLAVE reports that Tinubu’s victory was made possible by the political dexterity of the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume and the party’s governorship candidate, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia, whose popularity is exempli gratia in the political ecosystem of Benue just now.

Both APC leaders were also able to win two Senate seats out of three and 10 House of Representatives seats out of eleven.

The duo will be on song on March 11 to consummate the Alia governorship enterprise. He is projected to win by a landslide.

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