Ortom Wins PDP Governorship Primary In Benue

Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, has won the Peoples Democratic Party primary in the state.

The governor got 2,210 votes with his closest rival, Mr John Tondo, getting 475 votes.

In all, 3,748 delegates participated in the primary, which was held at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, the state capital.

Governor Ortom’s predecessor Gabriel Suswam and the immediate past Senate President, David Mark, were among those who participated in the primary.

The governor had defected from the All Progressives Congress to the PDP in August after accusing the APC of effectively sidelining him.

Ayade Wins Cross River PDP Governorship Primaries

Ayade Hopeful Nigeria Will Overcome Challenges


The Cross-River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Ayade was declared the winner of the party’s primary after 1,937 out of the 2,001 accredited delegates that participated in the exercise in Calabar voted for him.

It was a smooth exercise without incidence of violence, electoral irregularities as security men were on the ground to affirm the safety of the delegates.

The governor reiterated his commitment to work for the development of the state and the see to the welfare of the people.

Aggrieved Party Members Reject Result Of Kwara PDP Governorship Primary

Kwara_PDP_Governorship_Primary_Result_ProtestThe crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State after the conduct of a governorship election primary is far from being over.

Days after the primary election was won by Mr Simon Ajibola, some candidates in the state and party members are vigorously resisting the emergence of the governorship candidate.

The members are opposing his ticket because of the process that led to his emergence which they said was ‘undemocratic’.

Nearly 200 of the party’s members held a protest against the result of the election on Saturday.

They gathered at the party’s secretariat in Ilorin, the state’s capital, holding placards with different inscriptions.

They requested for the conduct of a fresh governorship primary that would produce another candidate.

One of the protesters said that the winner of the primary election was unpopular and was not known in his ward.

“Even in his ward, he cannot win his polling unit,” he said.

Another protester said that most of the delegates that were supposed to vote in the last Primary were denied their rights to vote.

The winner of the primary election, Mr Ajibola, insisted that the election was conducted in a democratic way, describing the process as free, fair and credible.

“Every delegate at the election primary was given an opportunity to vote and the process was democratic,” Mr Ajibola said, contradicting the protesters claims.

While the protest was going on, security personnel were present to ensure that the protest remained peaceful.