Senate Minority Leader retains National Assembly seat




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MAKURDI – Senate Leader, George Akume, has defeated Mike Mku of PDP retain his seat in Senate of .

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Announcing results on in Makurdi, Returning Officer for Benue West Senatorial , Prof. Oku Oto, said Akume polled 168,806 beat Mku who had 110,180 votes.

He added that Attah Ikpa of APGA scored 568 votes in the .

Oto said the number of registered voters in the were 1,668,320, while accredited voters were 298,584.

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“The rejected votes were 3,332, while valid votes were 279,644,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Benue, Prof. Istifinus Dafwang, has ordered a repeat of in three wards in the Buruku Federal on the grounds of malpractices.(NAN)