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Politics Benue: Appeal Court Upholds Election Of Governor Samuel Ortom



The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, on Wednesday upheld the verdict of the Election Petition Tribunal which affirmed the qualification and election of Samuel Ortom as governor of Benue State.

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party had asked the court to reverse the tribunal’s judgement and declare him winner of the April governorship election in the state.


He said that the tribunal erred in its judgment as Mr. Ortom was not qualified to contest in the election.

He said Mr. Ortom was not validly nominated by the All Progressives Congress to stand for the election.

He had sought a declaration by the appellate court to set aside the tribunal’s judgement which had dismissed his petition for lack of merit.

Reacting to the judgment, counsel to Tarzoor, T.T. Hyundu, said they would study it and decide on the next step to take.