He appreciated some aspirants, who stepped down for him, saying the action as a sign of comradeship.
“My challenge now is how to move both the party and the state forward but with the support of PDP members we will be able to achieve great things for the party and state,” Uba said.
He thanked Abounu for showing him immense love in spite of the fact that they were aspiring for the same position.
Also speaking, Gov. Samuel Ortom, attributed Uba’s victory to God.
“A man cannot get anything unless given to him by God. God has done it and we return all the glory to Him.
“This victory is not Uba’s victory, neither is it mine but it is victory for Benue and PDP,” Ortom said.
He pledged to give Uba the needed support to enable him succeed, saying that PDP would work to retain the state in 2023 general elections.
He lauded the electoral process, saying it was free, fair, credible and transparent.