Supreme Court Upholds Ortom’s Election As Benue Governor

ortomThe Supreme Court has upheld the election of Samuel Ortom of the All Progressives Congress as the Governor of Benue State.

The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Mr. Terhemen Tarzoor had in his petition to the Court held that the APC did not conduct any primary election known in law and therefore failed to legally select a candidate for the said election.

In upholding the election, the court dismissed the appeal of the PDP candidate, in which he claimed that Ortom emerged as the governorship candidate of the APC without being registered as a member of the party.

The court  also awarded N150, 000 fine against Mr. Tarzoor, as cost in favour of Governor Samuel Ortom and his party, the APC.

The court, however, said Tarzoor had no case as he was not a member of the APC.

 

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