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PDP Loses Another Stronghold, Benue To APC

From Abdul Abdul Gafar Bello – Again, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) one of its strongholds, Benue State, North Central Nigeria in the last Saturday Presidential and NASS polls.

APC won the State with little margin as it polled a total of 373,961 as against the PDP which scored total 303,737 votes.

There are 23 Local Councils in Benue State, which is the home of the Senate President David Mark. Results announced by the State Presidential Election Collation Officer, Professor Hayward Mafuyai, in Makurdi, the State capital, Tuesday indicated that the ruling party won in 14 while the opposition won in nine Local Councils.

Details of the results collated and announced by Professor Mafuyai are as follows:

Gboko LG

APC 54,065
PDP 22,971

Tarka LG
APC 15,037
PDP 4,134

Gwer East LG
APC 19,873
PDP 14,363

Ushongo LG
APC 20,958
PDP 13,160

Kwande  LG
APC 31,896
PDP 15,483

Konshisha LG
APC 34,344
PDP 6,957

Buruku LG
APC 23,397
PDP 15,407

Guma LG
APC 9,952
PDP 15, 521

Otukpo LG
APC 13,591
PDP 17,591

APA LG
APC 4,526
PDP 6,450

GWER WEST LG
APC 9,649
PDP 12,246

OJU LG
APC 10,821
PDP 14,617

OBI LG
APC 3,936
PDP 9,097

OGBADIBO LG
PDP 6,937
APC 6,257

AGATU LG
PDP 7, 382
APC 2, 328

OKPOKWU LG
PDP 12,103
APC,4,757

OHIMINI LG
PDP 5,909
APC 4,734

ADO LG
PDP 7, 382
APC 2, 328

KATSINA-ALA LG

PDP 27,094

APC 13,059

LOGO LG

PDP 16,167

APC 6,376

VANDEIKYA LG

PDP, 14,080

APC, 26,343
UKUM LG

PDP 16,774

APC, 15,639

MAKURDI LG

PDP 19,739

APC 38,685

GRAND TOTAL

APC: 373,961

PDP: 303,737

 

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