Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has emerged as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benue north-west senatorial district.
Ortom, who was first elected on the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket in 2015 but was re-elected in 2019 on the PDP platform, won the ticket unchallenged.
Similarly, Umar Galadima has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nasarawa West Senatorial Zone primary election.
According to Ogaza Dennis, returning officer of the poll held in Keffi, Mr Galadima polled 152 votes to defeat Bala Ahmed-Aliyu, who got 17 votes.
“It comes to me as a surprise, but I know that with God, everything is possible. So I really appreciate my people, the delegates, my colleagues, my friends and other well-wishers,” Mr Galadima stated.
He appealed to his co-contestants to work with him toward ensuring victory for the party in the general elections.
“I really sympathise with them, but I know it is a game of numbers. I appeal to them to come so we work as a team,” he noted.
Meanwhile, Darius Ishaku, Taraba state governor, has also secured the PDP ticket to contest the Taraba south senatorial district election.
Like Ortom, the Taraba governor was also unchallenged in the election.