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Supreme Court Okays Ortom, Finitri Election Victories

The apex court dismissed the appeal challenging the victories of the Benue state and Adamawa state governors respectively
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Supreme Court Affirms Ortom, Finitri Election Victories
Supreme Court Affirms Ortom, Finitri Election Victories

The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the election victories of Benue State Governor, and Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state.

The candidate of the All Progressive Congress () 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.

Supreme Court Affirms Ortom, Finitri Election Victories
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom

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 ().

In a seperate judgement, the Supreme Court also upheld the election of Ahmadu Fintiri as the Governor of Adamawa State.

Supreme Court Affirms Ortom, Finitri Election Victories
Adamawa State Governor,

In the unanimous decision of the court delivered by Justice Dattijo Mohammed, the appeal challenging Fintiri’s election was dismissed.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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