This is not a surprise because the incumbent party rarely loses elections in this part of the world.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) which is the Benue governor's party, has won all the 23 local government chairmanship seats in the state.

The elections held in the state on Saturday and the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) announced on Sunday.

It also announced that the party won all the councillorship positions, with some of the candidates returned unopposed.

BSIEC chairman, John Tsuwa who declared the results in Makurdi, however, declined to release details of votes scored by the candidates.

“The figures are not ready. I will not entertain questions because this is not a press conference,” he told curious newsmen.

Tsuwa said that eight political parties participated in the exercise and listed them to include Accord Party, APC, PDP, SDP, ACB, PPP, LP and NNPP.

He noted that the polls were free and fair.