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PDP primaries: Otukpo-Akpa Assembly election peaceful, Otukpo-Ohimini Reps election postponed

By Egbe Attah

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election for Otukpo-Akpa constituency has been held under a peaceful atmosphere devoid of rancour.

The election started late on account of late arrival of electoral materials. Accreditation of delegates started at 3:30 PM while voting commenced at 4:15 PM on Sunday.

At the end of the exercise, the incumbent House Member, Chief Baba Odeh, scored 5 votes, the former Deputy Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Egli Ahubi, scored 4 votes, Barr John Abah got 10 while Michael Aba came out with only l vote.

Announcing winner, the electoral officer Felix Otekwu, declared Barrister Michael Abah as duly elected and therefore, returned him the winner of the primaries of the PDP for the Otukpo-Akpa House of Assembly seat.

Speaking with journalists after the election, the Chairman of Otukpo Local Government, Mr George Alli, congratulated the winner, Abah and urged his opponents to accept the result in good faith. He further appealed to them to work with the winner for the general interest of the party.

Meanwhile, the party primaries for the House of Representatives seat for Otukpo-Ohimini, has been rescheduled to Monday, May 23.

Although The Voice could not ascertain the reason for the postponement as at the time of filing this report, it was rumoured to be due to time constraint, as the House of Assembly primaries took part of the time proposed for that of the Reps.

Meanwhile, reports reaching The Voice indicate that Agnes Uloko, the current House of Assembly Member for Ado Local Government emerged winner, Mike Audu for Adoka-Ugboju also won while Isaac Ochekeiye emerged victorious in Ohimini.

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