Akume loses seat
Incumbent senator representing Zone B Senatorial District of Benue State who is also the Chairman Senate Committee on Army, and leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the State, Senator (Dr) George Akume, has congratulated his main challenger in the election, Hon. Yisa Orker Jev who contested against him in the Saturday 23rd February National Assembly election.
Chief George Akume on Monday afternoon called Hon. Orker Jev via telephone and congratulated him (Jev) for polling the highest vote in the Saturday election. The call came barely 10 minutes after the electoral umpire, INEC, declared Jev winner of the election.
Akume, a three term Senator who recontested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was defeated by the two term House of Representatives member, Hon. Yisa Orker Jev of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with landslide victory.
Jev polled 111,167 to defeat incumbent senator George Akume who polled 88,041.