The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue has elected Mr. Austin Agada as the State Chairman of the party.
Mr. Agada emerged on Sunday after the party congress commenced on Saturday at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi.
Agada polled 1,385 votes out of a total vote cast by 1,500 delegates even though his opponent, Barr. Omale Omale boycotted the election.
Declaring the results, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr. Abubakar Mohammed, said that out of the 36 positions, only the position of the chairman had two contestants while the rest were unopposed.
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Mohammed listed the positions to include Deputy Chairman, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Zonal Vice Chairman Zone A, Zonal Vice Chairman Zone B and Zonal Vice Chairman Zone C.
Others were the State Legal Adviser, Assistant Legal Adviser, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Assistant Financial Secretary and State Organising Secretary, Assistant Organising Secretary, Publicity Secretary, Assistant Publicity Secretary, Welfare Secretary and Assistant Welfare Secretary.
The positions also include the State Auditor, Assistant Auditor, Women Leader, Assistant Women Leader, Youth Leader, Assistant Youth Leader, Senatorial Youth Leader for Zones A, B and C, Senatorial Women Leader for Zones A, B and C, Ex-Officio I, II III and IV and Leader of people with Disabilities.
Mohammed described the election as hitch free and credible adding that the step the party had taken would help her to win the governorship election and other positions in 2023.
He appreciated the leaders of the party in the state for the maturity they exhibited in handling the election process.
speaking on behalf of the newly elected official, the new chairman,Austin Agada pledged total loyalty to the party saying they will work tirelessly to ensure the APC clinches power come 2023.
Meanwhile, leader of the APC in Benue and the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume said that the party would legitimately take over the governorship seat from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.
He urged all party faithful to continue to support the party for victory at the polls