Sunday April 12, 2015 – Benue, Katsina, Sokoto States 2015 Governorship Elections Latest Update: Voter Died Of Heart Attack, INEC Vehicles Destroyed By Thugs
A major upset was recorded in Benue State where the APC candidate, Samuel Ortom defeated the PDP rival, Termhen Tazoor at the Polling Unit in Government House, Makurdi by garnering 145 votes to PDP’s 119.
Ortom was also in the lead in most results from Makurdi, Guma, Otukpo, Kwande, Ushongo, Gboko, Buruku, Konshisha, Oju and Tarka Local Government Areas.
For ex-Speaker Aminu Masari, it was an easy ride over PDP’s candidate, Engr. Nashuni in most Local Government Areas of Katsina State.
Like electoral Tsunami, Governor Ibrahim lost to APC in his Ward in his hometown in Dutsinma.
But the results of the governorship poll might be delayed because INEC has postponed the conduct of gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections in Danmusa LGA.
INEC vehicles were attacked by suspected thugs and election materials hijacked.
Desperate to cast her vote for APC candidate, a 50-year old woman, YarbabaYusuf Babangida died at Kofar Gidan Salisu Maska Polling Unit in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.
As at press time, PDP was yet to win in any polling unit in Sokoto State in all the results so far declared making it a likely landslide for Speaker Aminu Tambuwal.
The APC and PDP were running a close race .