A CATHOLIC priest, Hyacinth Alia has been declared winner of the March 18 governorship election in Benue State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner after he polled 473,933 votes ahead of his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Titus Uba, who scored 223, 913.
INEC’s Returning Officer in the state and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Faruq Kuta, announced the result on Monday, March 20.
Alia is expected to take over from Governor Samuel Ortom of the PDP.
Similarly, INEC’s Returning Officer in Borno State and Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, Jude Tsammani Rabo, has declared Babagana Umara Zulum of the APC as the winner of the governorship election in the state after polled 545,543 votes.
Zulum was reelected for a secord term after defeating his closest rival, Mohammed Ali Jajari of the PDP, who scored 81,850 votes.