The Benue State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the just concluded supplementary governorship election in the state.
The state returning officer, Sebastain Maimako, announced this on Sunday, saying Ortom polled a total of 434,473 votes to beat Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 345,155 votes.
The incumbent governor had scored 410,576 votes and had a lead of 81,554 votes over his APC rival before the supplementary election, which was held in 204 polling units across 22 local governments.
Recall that governor Ortom had defected to the PDP from the ruling APC.
After the final results were collated, he won with a margin of 89,318.