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Senator Orker Jev: I’ll not fight Governor Ortom on senatorial seat

The Senator representing Benue North-West Senatorial District, Orker Jev, on Monday said he would not fight Governor Samuel Ortom over the senatorial seat in 2023.
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Benue APC accuses tribunal justices of frustrating appeals

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state has raised the alarm that the National/State Assemblies election petitions tribunal is frustrating her members in respect of whose petitions judgment have been delivered by the honourable tribunal from proceeding on appeal against the judgements.

Governor Ortom: How Benue can grow

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said if the state must develop, it has to use other people’s money.

Election petitions tribunal receives 31 petitions in Benue

The Governorship, National and State Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal has received 31 petitions challenging the outcomes of some elections in Benue, its Secretary, Mrs. Deborah Musa, said on Friday in Makurdi.

Senator Akume petitions election tribunal over Benue North-West senatorial result

Sen. George Akume, the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for Benue North-West Senatorial Zone, has prayed the Governorship, National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Makurdi to declare him winner of the Feb. 23 elections.

Elections: INEC releases list of elected senators

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of senators elected for the ninth assembly so far.

Elections: Defeat of Senators Akume, Gemade end of an era in Benue politics

Dr. Uji Wilfred, an Associate Professor of History at the Federal University, Lafia, who is at present the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Benue State Teaching Service Board (TSB), Makurdi, has described the defeat of Senators George Akume representing Benue North-West in the red chambers and Barnabas Gemade representing Benue North East as the end of an era in Benue politics.

Senators Akpabio, Akume lose re-election bids

Senator George Akume (Benue APC) lost his fourth time bid for the Benue North West Senatorial seat to Hon. Orker Jev.

Senator Akume losses senate fourth senatorial bid

Sen. George Akume of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost his fourth time bid to win the Benue North West Senatorial seat to Rep. Orker Jev.

Tension in Benue over non declaration of National Assembly results

Tension is seriously building in Benue over the non-declaration of the National Assembly election results in Benue North West and Benue North East senatorial districts three days after the elections were concluded.

PDP declared winner of Makurdi/Guma federal constituency

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ben Mzomdu, has been declared the winner to represent Makurdi/Guma federal constituency of Benue State.

President Buhari mourns Senator Joseph Waku

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passing of former Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku.

My father was a man of the people – Senator Waku’s daughter

Mary, daughter of Benue State-born Wam Begha U Tiv (Son of a Lion), Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku, has been speaking about her late father, stating that he was a man of the people.

Senator Joseph Waku passes on

The Waku, Guma local government, Benue state-born Wam Begha U Tiv (Son of a Lion), Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku, is dead.

Governor Ortom: I regret supporting President Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State said he regrets supporting the candidature and voting President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 elections.
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Samuel Ortom: George Akume a great asset to Benue

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has described Sen. George Akume as a “great asset” to the north-central state.

Samuel Ortom: George Akume opposed to anti-open grazing law

Benue State Government has opened another can of worms revealing that Senator George Akume (Benue North-West) advised the government against signing the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.

2019: PDP urges Benue electorate to vote out George Akume

The Benue State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the electorate to vote out Sen. George Akume as Senator representing the Benue North/West Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections.

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