DAILY FILE – Senator representing Benue state Zone B senatorial district, George Akume, has lost his fourth term election to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Hon.Orkev Jev.
Akume, who was governor of the state from 1999 to 2007 had spent twelve years at the National Assembly as a senator.
The former,who is also chairman, senate committee on Army, and leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the State, was said to have conceded defeat.
Report said Akume, Monday afternoon telephone his challenger to concede defeat.
PDP candidate,Jev polled 111,167 votes to defeat incumbent senator Akume who polled 88,041.
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