The Speaker of the Benue state house of assembly, Hon. Titus Uba has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary to fly the party’s flag for the 2023 election.
The Speaker scored 731 votes while the Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu polled 81 votes to come second in the exercise which held at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.
Naija News reports that four other contestants who participated in the primary including, Dr Dennis Ityavyar, the former Commissioner for Education scored 2 votes, Dr Paul Angya, former acting Director-General, Standard Organization Of Nigeria, SON, got 1 vote, Dominic Terkaa Ucha, House of Assembly member for Vandeikya, 1 vote and Engr. Ben Akaarkar scored 0 votes, making a total of 851 delegates who voted in the exercise.
In his acceptance speech, the flag bearer, Hon Uba noted that the victory was for the PDP and Benue. He called on the party faithful to join hands to be able to win the general election.
Meanwhile, the deputy governor Benson Abounu, stated after the conduct that no one can swim against the tide, and that the party authority had spoken well, loud and clear.
“Only God can make it possible for somebody like me (Idoma man) to be Governor of Benue State,” he said.
Governor, Samuel Ortom while speaking at the event, urged party loyalists to give the candidate the needed support to succeed at the general polls.
Ortom assured that he will do everything to ensure that Uba wins the Governorship seat in 2023.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News