The PDP also swept all the councillorship positions in all the 276 council wards of the state in last Saturdays council polls.
The Chairman, Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC), Tersoo Loko, stated that five political parties including All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Labour Party (LP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), African Action Congress (AAC) and the PDP took part in the election.
He also confirmed that the election was conducted statewide under a peaceful atmosphere as there was no reported case of violence assuring that the commission would build on the success recorded in future elections.
“By the the powers conferred on me as the Chief Returning Officer of the election and given the returned results I declare the PDP victorious in the 23 chairmanship and 276 councilorship election. “With the conclusion of the elections and declaration of results, the Chairmen-elected will on Monday morning be issued their certificates of return at the Commission’s headquaters in line with the provisions of the law,” the Chairman said.
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