Ortom, Suswam, sure of Senate ticket as 2 Benue Reps members lose primary election


By Sunday Ogli, Makurdi

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and his predecessor, Senator Gabriel Suswam, are sure of picking the Benue North West and Benue North East senatorial tickets respectively as they don’t have opponents in their primary elections while that of Benue South where the incumbent, Senator Abba Moro is gunning for second tenure has been shifted to today.

Senator Moro will contest the votes of delegates with Hon. Joe Ojobo, a former member of Benue State House of Assembly and former House of Representatives member representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo, Hon. Hassan Saleh.

Meanwhile, incumbent House of Representatives members on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP from Benue State have lost the primary elections.

They are Pam Sokpo who represents Buruku federal constituency and Francis Ottah Agbo who represents Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo federal constituency.

Sokpo was defeated by Terkaa Agba Terkaa while a lady, Aida Ogwuche who polled 71 votes defeated Ottah who scored 35 votes.

However Ojotu Ojema who polled 27 votes to defeat his closest rival, Hon. Melvin Ejeh who scored 24 is the PDP candidate for Representatives.