Former Benue Governor, George Akume Loses 4th Term Senatorial Bid

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Former governor of Benue State, George Akume who is now representing Benue North West senatorial district has lost his bid to return to Upper Chamber for the fourth time.

Akume, who contested under APC, lost to House of Representatives member Orker Jev of the PDP.

The INEC Returning Officer for the election, Professor Nicodemus Agbulu, said Akume polled 115,422 votes, while Jev polled 157,726 votes.

Akume was governor of Benue from 1999 to 2007 and has been a senator since 2007.

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