The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the election victories of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state.
The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2019 Guber election in Benue, Barr. Emmanuel Jime, had dragged Ortom before the apex court, having lost at the tribunal and court of appeal.
But the Supreme Court, in a unanimous judgement led by Justice Sylvester Agwuata, said, “The judgement of the tribunal and Court of Appeal need not to be disturbed”.
The court, therefore, upheld the election of Governor Ortom of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
In a seperate judgement, the Supreme Court also upheld the election of Ahmadu Fintiri as the Governor of Adamawa State.
In the unanimous decision of the court delivered by Justice Dattijo Mohammed, the appeal challenging Fintiri’s election was dismissed.
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