The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC has declared the

Benue State governorship election inconclusive.

INEC said its decision was based on statistics it gave that 121,011

electorates were either not able to vote or election did not hold in their


Making the declaration, the state returning officer, Sebastian Maimako,

however, announced that Samuel Ortom of the PDP scored the highest

number of votes of 410,576.

He was closely followed by Emmanuel Jime of the APC who polled a

total number of 329,022 votes.