Governorship candidate of the Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Benue State within the ongoing 2019 normal elections, Barr. Emmanuel Jime, has congratulated his opponent, incumbent Governor Samuel Ortom, through phone name, for rising victorious within the Saturday March 23, 2019 supplementary election.
Barr. Emmanuel Jime, who couldn’t look ahead to the official collation of outcomes to indicate his sportsmanship, made the decision Saturday night at precisely 6:05PM (native time) as outcomes of the supplementary election started filtering by the socal media with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Samuel Ortom, coasting residence to victory with unassailable margin.
Recall that within the first spherical of the election held Saturday ninth March, 2019, Ortom had polled 410,576 votes in opposition to Jime’s 329,022 votes, main the later with 81,554 votes margin.
The election was nevertheless declared inconclusive and Saturday 23rd March, 2019 was fastened by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the supplementary election as a result of, in keeping with the nation’s electoral tips, elections had been cancelled or couldn’t be held in polling models with a complete of 121,019 registered voters because the margin of lead between the APC and PDP was lower than the variety of cancelled votes.
Governor Samuel Ortom’s victory is coming amidst outcry by majority of Benue people over the Governor’s abysmal efficiency in workplace, particularly within the areas of salaries and different fundamental infrastructures.
Jime, a lawyer cum politician, is a 3 time period former House of Representatives member representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency.