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Jonathan’s Minister, Moro Picks PDP Ticket, To Face APC’s Lawani

Abba Moro, former Interior minister, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ticket to contest for the Benue South Senatorial seat in the 2019 election.

Moro, will now face former Benue deputy governor, Chief Steven Lawani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general election.

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 State House of Assembly, who polled 365 votes, while Mr Mike Onoja came third with 165 votes.

Agbade said over 1,000 ad hoc 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 election.

The exercise had been moved from Otukpo to Makurdi over security concerns.

The local government councils affected by accreditation-related problems were; Okpokwu, Ohimini and Otukpo.

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