Governor Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is edging towards victory with 317,730 votes from the results of the governorship polls in 19 local government areas of Benue State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the results were announced by different Collation Officers for the local government areas in Makurdi.
The INEC records showed that Mr Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has polled 264,505 votes, lagging behind with 53,225 votes.
Results from Vandeikya, Buruku, Kwande and Konshisha Local Governments are yet to be declared. (NAN)