Makurdi - Rep. Hemen Hembe of the APC has retained his seat in the National Assembly by defeating his PDP opponent, Terhemen Hon, in Saturday's Presidential and National Assembly polls.
Announcing the results on Tuesday in Makurdi, the Returning Officer for the constituency, Amokaha Aboho, said Hembe scored 50,818 votes to defeat Hon, with 27,289 votes.
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Aboho said the number of registered voters for the constituency was 188,693; accredited voters, 89,776; valid votes, 81,915 while rejected votes were 2,471.
Hembe first won the election in 2007 on the platform of the PDP but defected to APC in 2014.