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Governor Ortom, David Mark, Suswam appointed PDP party agents for Benue rerun

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has revealed names of its polling agents and returning officers for the March 23 governorship rerun election in the state.

Benue is among the six states where inconclusive election necessitated a supplementary poll, alongside Kano, Adamawa, Bauchi, Sokoto and Plateau.

Ortom, in the first election, scored 410,576 votes while the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Emmanuel Jime, got 329,022 votes.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, who declared the election inconclusive, said that 121, 011votes were cancelled.

It was gathered that the list of the party’s polling agents and returning officers, which was shown to newsmen on Thursday, has been forwarded to INEC.

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Those on the PDP list of party agents are a former Senate President, David Mark, immediate past governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam, erstwhile Minister of Interior, Abba Moro and Governor Samuel Ortom.

Others are a former Director General of the National Agency for Foods and Drug Administration and Control, Dr Paul Orhii, Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Titus Uba and the Secretary to the State Government, Tony Ijohor (SAN).

Also on the list are the state chairman of the PDP, John Ngbede, the state Attorney-General, Michael Gusa,  the National Auditor of the party, Agbo Emmanuel, Mike Mku, Frank Utoo, Dr Elijah Ikpaor, Prof. Tor Iorapuu, Steven Iyorchir, Mark Gbillah, Dave Iorhemba, Tyorkyan Cletus, Orker Jev, Bemgba Iortyom, Matthew Nyinta, David Tsevedo, Cyril Gajir and Tersegu Tsegba.

According to the list, Senator Dino Melaye and former Attorney-General of the state, Alex Adum will be the returning officers.

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