Supreme Court Upholds Ortom’s Election As Benue Governor-elect




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Tuesday upheld the election of Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic (PDP) as Benue Governor.

A seven-man panel of the court, led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, dismissed the appeal by Emmanuel Jime, who contested as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who read the lead , held that the appellants (Jime and APC) failed to present any cogent reason to move the court to tamper the concurrent decisions of the two lower courts, which both upheld Ortom’s election.

Another member of the panel, Justice Dattijo Mohammed, is reading the judgment in relation to the governorship dispute in Admawa State.

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