PDP: Abba Moro picks Benue South Senatorial ticket

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Mr Abba Moro, former Interior Minister, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest the Benue South Senatorial election in the 2019 general elections in the North-Central state.
Announcing the results of the rescheduled senatorial election on Sunday night at the handball court of Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Mr Sunny Agbade, Secretary of the PDP Benue South Senatorial Electoral Committee, declared Moro as winner.
Moro polled 461 votes to defeat Hon Joseph Ojobo, a one time member of the House of Assembly, who polled 365 votes, while Mr Mike Onoja came third with
165 votes.
Agbade said over 1,000 adhoc and statutory delegates participated in the primaries.
In his acceptance speech, Moro assured the people of good representation and his determination to serve them better as a senator.
He assured the people of the district that he would work hard to ensure victory for the PDP at the general elections.
The polls had been postponed twice, once in Otukpo on account of violence and in Makurdi because polls were inconclusive.
The polls had been postponed from October 4 to 7 when three other local governments could not participate in the exercise on account of accreditation.
The exercise had been moved from Otukpo to Makurdi for security concerns.
The councils affected by accreditation related problems were Okpokwu, Ohimini and Otukpo.
Moro will face former Benue Deputy Governor, Chief Steven Lawani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general elections.

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